10 March 2013

Nobody feels like an adult.

Professor Peter Hoberg: "You know how old I am?"

Jesse Fisher: "No, how old are you?

Professor Peter Hoberg: "It's none of your goddamn business. Do you know how old I feel like I am?"

Jesse Fisher: [shrugs]

Professor Peter Hoberg: "19. Since I was 19, I have never felt not 19. But I shave my face, and I look in the mirror, and I'm forced to say, "This is not a 19-year-old staring back at me." [sighs]. Teaching here all these years, I've had to be very clear with myself, that even when I'm surrounded by 19-year-olds, and I may have felt 19, I'm not 19 anymore. You follow me?

Jesse Fisher: "Yeah."

Professor Peter Hoberg: "Nobody feels like an adult. It's the world's dirty secret."

-From Liberal Arts

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