A few days ago on Twitter, a sage piece of advice appeared on Twitter. By age 35, we were told, we should have saved up twice our salaries, to prepare for our retirement. This is, to many of us, laughable, but it did give rise to a meme suggesting more achievable goals. Here are some of the best bookish “By Age 35” responses for your enjoyment.
By age 35, you should stop assessing art by its aggregate score on some website.
— Burt Macklin (@burt_macclin) May 22, 2018
By age 35 you should be able to re-watch Bridget Jones and think 'You're only 30 and you manage to afford to live alone?'
— Emma Reynolds (@EmmaIllustrate) May 20, 2018
by age 35 you should have a shitload of books. some of them you have read and are too sentimental to give away. others (you know in your heart) you will never read and yet you will keep these as well. all of these books have followed you through multiple moves.
— John Regehr (@johnregehr) May 20, 2018
By age 35 you should really accept that you’re never getting that letter from Hogwarts, retirement experts say.
— Alan Baxter (@AlanBaxter) May 23, 2018
By age 35 you should have stopped pretending to have read Hegel, understood Kant, and enjoyed Hume.
— Jan Mieszkowski (@janmpdx) May 21, 2018
If by age 35 you’re still a libertarian, you should really read *another* book.
— Sam Rocha (@SamRochadotcom) May 23, 2018
By age 35 you should no longer remember that you're lying when you claim to have read Proust, Tolstoy, and Mann.
— Jan Mieszkowski (@janmpdx) May 22, 2018
By age 35, you should have a pile of nonfiction books next to your bed that you haven't read.
— Karl Rosaen (@krosaen) May 21, 2018
By age 35 you should have picked up the Silmarillion and read two or three chapters before giving up in boredom at least four times.
— Wyatt (@IMightBeWyatt) May 23, 2018
By age 35 you should have so many books in your to-read pile that they risk falling and crushing you to death. Thus solving your retirement plans.#Books
— Ben Gazur (@BenTheEpicure) May 21, 2018