"Consider that for a moment. The people who run the country. The trusted holders of the launch codes. The fighter pilots. The economists. The surgeons. The diplomats. The shapers of young minds. The politicians, and the police officers, and the plumbers. The parents, and their children who have all grown up. Every one of them, still a child inside. It’s a frightening thought, but after a moment it also gains a sort of clownish wonder, doesn’t it? It’s like a grand pantomime, with everyone taking themselves ever so seriously.
We’re all pretending, all the time. Putting on our suits, picking up our car keys, and going forth into the world. Humming the theme from that cartoon we used to watch, and sometimes missing our mothers. We are all unprepared, just as I was for my father’s earnest question.”"
Matt Gemmell, Unprepared