I always think about that phrase from The Smiths’ song.
Well, not always. But it’s one of those phrases that’s always there in my mind and it seems to be useful so often. I even think it about people that I didn’t know when they were hopelessly poor. You meet people who are at a point where they’ve made all the decisions that define them, and you just wonder what they were like when they were still figuring it all out.