Most men find their way in life in the twenty years before turning 40.
When I turned 60, I realized that I was dissatisfied with my life in many ways, but that I still had 20 good years ahead of me – that’s the same as turning 20 with the best years of your life in front of you.
Of course, 60-year-olds have are disadvantages that 20-year-olds don’t have, the biggest of which we are no longer twenty. But we also have advantages: We know more, we have experienced more, we can do more, we fall for less bullshit and we already made all our big mistakes so we don’t have to make them again.
This then is the project I call My Very Last Life:
To make of my last twenty good years what I could have made of my first twenty adult years if I had known then what I know now.
Exactly what that is and where it will take me, I do not know. I am now in the process of figuring it out.
The podcast My Very Last Life is a deeply personal and aggressively honest protocol of my Quixotic attempt to realize this final great project.