Someone recently asked me if it would be strange for her to join a class which may consist of students who are all younger than she is. I think she was worried about feeling embarrassed or out of place.
I said that one of the coolest things about being an adult is that you can do whatever you want, and that since she wanted to try the class, she should at least go once. XKCD illustrates this point well:
If you’re an adult and you have an idea for something you want to do, but think it may be too silly, follow these two steps:
- Answer the question: Is it reasonably safe?
- If the answer to #1 is “Yes,” then do it.