ARE popular, lauded and hugely famous people now a good decade younger than you? Keep telling yourself you’ve got plenty of time with these tips:
Diminish their achievements
So what if Emma Raducanu is currently sailing through her first Wimbledon tournament while being 19 years old? Alexander the Great ascended to the throne of Macedonia in pretty much the same time. She’s shit compared to him. When you were that age you were failing your third driving test, which you’ve still never passed, but that’s irrelevant.
Pretend they’re not that young
Billie Eilish was the youngest person to headline Glastonbury, but she’s 20 so technically an adult. If an eight-year-old music prodigy took to the Pyramid Stage, now that would have been amazing. Let’s face it Billie, you’re nothing special. Mozart would have blown you away.
Peaking young is a curse. These fresh-faced celebrities have had the euphoria of success and now have nothing but a lifetime of financial security and adoring fans ahead, so it’s downhill from here. While you’ve still got your best years to come, assuming you’re not an ugly, talentless mediocrity.
Big yourself up
It’s easy to be young, famous and successful these days thanks to Twitch and TikTok. You’re performing the much more incredible feat of holding down a minimum wage job you hate and paying bills every month. You’re so rock and roll you don’t even have a pension plan, unlike pampered sell-outs like Kylie Jenner.
Haven’t got the emotional maturity to handle with young, successful celebrities? Take the high road by cutting them out of your life. There’s probably something on your phone to filter out news about anyone under 25. Sure, you’ll be out of the loop about Leonardo DiCaprio’s latest girlfriend, but it’s a price worth paying.