“You are thirty-five years old,” I said to myself. “More than half of your life has already been spent. Who is living your life, anyway? Is it actually yours? Or is it a kind of public storehouse of odd jobs? A pile of days and hours put on the counter of the world with a sign inviting every Tom, Dick, and Harry to take one?”

via 1922: Why I Quit Being So Accommodating | Mike Cane’s xBlog.

Yep, you read that right. This was written in 1922. Very long read but well worth the time.