That line, from the R.E.M. song “What’s the Frequency, Kenneth?”, captures the zeitgeist of my generation.

I was 20, a young man, coming of age in a generation in a world no one could explain.

Being ironic, which we elevated to an Olympic sport, was our method to try and understand the world. It was our x-ray vision. At some level, it still is.

Even now so many of my contemporaries view the world with and air of incredulity.

My point is that the possibilities when you’re young aren’t any greater in youth. You need to trust the road you chose was right, when ever you make the choice. No choice is permanent.

So choose your road. Realize that you can change your perspective and have it change who you are. Don’t be held captive by your past.

What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?