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Today I turn 27!

I'm happy and alive and working, and making progress. So now it's time for my favorite game, comparing myself to historical figures!

People who accomplished cool things but died at/before 27:
√Čvariste Galois(20)
Emilio Jacinto(23)
Selena(23)
Keats(25)
Manfred von Richthofen "The Red Baron" "Ace of Aces"(25)
Jimi Hendrix(27)
Jim Morrison(27)

People who I admire who had not yet done anything by 27:
Che Guevara (didn't meet Fidel until he was 27-28)
Norman Borlaug(went to Mexico to research crops at 29)
Alexander Fleming(discovered Penicillin at 47)
Buckminster Fuller(began his "experiment" at 32 after losing his daughter)
Francis Bacon (wrote no major works until he was 36, political success even later)

Ok, narcissistic comparison ended. Yay for birthdays.

Date: 2008-07-31 03:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/__marcelo/
Happy birthday!

I'm almost 29 and still haven't accomplished much, so the second list gives me a bit of hope *g*.

Date: 2008-07-31 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] outlawpoet.livejournal.com
the second list could have been longer, but I didn't want to be on wikipedia all day calculating ages!

Date: 2008-07-31 03:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ronsard.livejournal.com
When I was 10, the goal was to have my law degree and my first kid by the time I'm 30. When I turned 20, the goal became to quit smoking by the time I'm 30.

I call that adaptability. Happy birthday.

Date: 2008-07-31 04:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] outlawpoet.livejournal.com
sounds about right to me.

Date: 2008-07-31 01:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kiplingkat7.livejournal.com
Happy Belated!

If it makes you feel any better, when Mozart was my age, he'd been dead two years.

Hope it was a happy...

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