the difference between 19 and 29

In today's Bleat, Mr. Lileks discusses, among other things, his recent re-viewing of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Although I've never seen the film, I think this wraps up pretty neatly the change in perspective-- for me-- between 19 and 29:

You take different things from the movie depending on where you are in life, perhaps; at the time I saw the hero as a Brave Jester poking holes in the hidebound, oppressive world for which the nuthouse was a potent metaphor. Now McMurphy just seems like a selfish jackass.

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