Do Things Really Get Better With Age?
I spent the last several nights binging season five and six of Sex and the City.
Which made me ask do we get better as we age?
Sex and the City to this day is an iconic show and aired in my early 20s. I enjoyed the show from the perspective of a young woman still figuring life out.
For a long time, Sex and the City was my favorite show. The show ended, and I moved on.
Now I am Carrie and Charlottes age I perceive things differently. My perception of the characters and their actions has changed.
It is a TV show, and not every storyline was realistic. I confess now I’m not a big fan of the first couple seasons. Sex and the City shined in the last two seasons. Significant character development in the last few seasons made the show more engaging.
Did you ever think how Carrie can afford Manolo's and her apartment in the Brownstone? Suspension of disbelief has to happen.
This is why I did not cringe when the characters behaved in a cringe worthy manner.
I imagine that many of us related to Charlotte when she met Harry, and he repulsed her. Charlotte was petty and downright hurtful.
My current impression of Harry is that he is one of the most romantic and charming characters on the show.
In my twenties I sided with Charlotte thinking Harry was gross.
You see how toxic some relationships are. The show did not deal with infidelity seriously. The characters who are in their thirties act like they have no tact or life experience.
If you can rediscover something, you loved in your youth. If you find all the messed up things you missed before congratulations you got better with age.
Binging Sex and the City made me realize how much I had grown which is a huge accomplishment.
I recommend if you ever feel as if you have not grown as a person to revisit the past in some form. You can do this by reading a book, watching a show, or chatting with old friends. You find things get better with age.