I have people who regard me as a mentor. I enjoy the role.
Often times, I find myself speaking with someone who is going through something I went through at an earlier stage of my career. Having learned the lesson already, I find myself remembering, and almost reminiscing about, the time when I was working through that problem.
In hindsight, it doesn’t seems so bad though I’m keenly aware that the passage of time is what has softened that feeling of carrying the weight of the world.
Then, I look at my own current situation and find myself full of concerns, worries, and stress. It’s like the same song keeps playing on repeat but always sounds the same.
But just as I got passed the challenges of the past, I’ll get through these. And one day someone will tell me about the kind of stress I feel today, and I’ll wonder why I ever worried about that.