Sometimes (though rarely)I find myself out in a social situation late at night. I look around and see all the immortals and I am amazed that I was once among them.
The immortals are those, usually under the age of 35 who can stay up drinking, smoking, bar hopping, party hopping, finding romance, sleeping for only an hour or two and still getting up to spend a day at work.
Mortality is a concept that one just doesn’t seem to get until later in life. When you are immortal nothing holds you down for long. You can recover from just about everything with a little sleep. When you become mortal a couple of drinks can cloud you head for a week. Physics kicks in where you can see that every action comes with an equal and opposite reaction, plus you start getting reactions for things you did years earlier.
My advice to the immortals, ride that wave as best you can. Remember the good times, and even write them down, because when you become a mortal, your memories will have to hold you over.