I had seen it before but, for some reason, this time it struck me as particularly distasteful.
Wait, what? Distasteful? Isn't it just a harmless and possibly even inspiring meme that conveys something like "don't freak out if you haven't achieved your full potential by age 23. Relax." Sure.
But I was not rich or famous. And I hadn't yet directed that Hollywood feature**.
If I were a novelist, must I achieve the popularity and wealth of J.K. Rowling in order to be OK?
If I were an actor/writer/producer, must I achieve the fame of Tina Fey in order to be OK?
And so on. There must be some other measurement of being OK than that. One that is real, and not just a rationalization for not attaining your dreams. I refuse to believe that 6.3 billion people are not eligible to be OK because they didn't attain wealth or fame.