Woman Asks For “Middle-Aged People” Success Stories, And Twitter Delivered

Writer and TV producer Melissa Hunter went off on Twitter about a particular phenomenon which is seen a lot in media that covers people in the entertainment industry: 30 Under 30 lists. People are always being told about what an amazing 26-year-old has accomplished by their tender mid-twenties. These sorts of articles never ask how rich their parents are, but I digress.

Hunter is fairly young, but she’s also apparently sick of these sorts of stories. She tweeted to her followers, “At the end of 2020, instead of 30 Under 30 and NextGen lists, please profile middle-aged people who just got their big breaks. I want to read about a mother of 2 who published her first novel, a director who released their first studio feature at 47, THAT’S THE LIST WE WANT.”

It’s a list a lot of people want, because Hunter’s tweet and the accompanying replies went viral, as folks shared all the things they’ve managed to accomplish since they turned thirty, in addition to raising their families. Even people who haven’t necessarily done things that are considered measurable markers of success have been all over the world, changed careers,  and found so many new and inspiring projects to light up their days. Life doesn’t end at 30, kids, if you’re very lucky.

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