Turning 30, explained with charts

Posted to Infographics  |  Tags: ,  |  Nathan Yau

You get older as time passes. (That’s how age works last time I checked.) You change, the people around you change, and you care more about different things and less about others. Cecilia Rabess describes the difference a decade makes in a series of humorous charts.

It’s funny because it’s true.

Excuse me while I get an IcyHot pack for my lower back and schedule an eye appointment. And why do they have to play that music so darned loud? [via @albertocairo]

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