Most people have been through it all, and seen through it all, by the time they are five years old. Emotionally. Psychologically.
And, not knowing what to do about it, most people have almost completely given up, by the time they are ten or eleven years old.
What keeps them from becoming entirely switched off before they have reached twenty is that they have a lot on their own personal list of things they want to do.
Most people, of course, means me.
And, by now, at seventy-seven, having got through most of the things on my list of things I wanted to do, I let it all go; I’m no longer certain of anything I’ve been told.
Things are not what they seem. Are not what I thought.
Curiouser and curiouser!