23-26 is not a nice age for a man. Your ex-girlfriends are getting married. Your career has just started. Elders treat you as unproven theorems. College guys feel that you are too old to have in their group. You seem to enjoy both cartoons and news. You can no longer eat whatever you wish without putting on weight. You are not invited for weekend cricket matches. Every aunty you meet asks, “Wh……en are… you getting married!”, whilst uncles ask, “What are you doing with your career?” When the reality is that you are just riding the wave and going with the flow. You have all the confidence in the world but little achievements to show. You already have the first hand experience of the life. You know that whatever you have been taught about the world in schools has been a sheer waste of time. You can be denied a job even after passing the test and you could be given a job if you know someone placed high enough. Politics till now was a dirty word but now you feel it everywhere. You know now love is not that blind and that friendship has its terms and conditions. You know there is nothing for granted and free lunches are not free. Your overconfidence is now making way for a humble conscience. You now know it is not exactly what we thought it would be.