What horrifies me most is the idea of being useless: well-educated, brilliantly promising, and fading out into an indifferent middle age.
You are the first morning thought, the last evening sigh, and every goddamn thing in between.
Currently engaged in a surprisingly insightful debate over whether or not knights on horseback can compete with the offensive and defensive capabilities of aliens in spaceships. Hard one to call right now. Both sides are making pretty credible arguments backed by peer-reviewed research. One of them just referenced star wars and the other one countered with lord of the rings.