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Have you ever had one of those moments when you are watching TV – perhaps a college football game – and you realize that the players on the field were, for the most part, born AFTER a time when you would have been of legal age to wager on the aforementioned football game in Vegas? It’s a sobering moment. It’s the same feeling you get when you realize that you can remember your parents when they were the age that you are now – and they seemed really OLD. You realize that your youth has passed you by, and maybe you didn’t accomplish quite as much as you thought you did.
With those thoughts percolating in my head this weekend, I found myself doing what I usually do when I feel melancholy – surfing YouTube for an example of human stupidity that makes me feel better about my lot in life. (It’s usually not hard to do – there are a lot of people out there who really should be kept away from both cameras and computers.) What I stumbled upon this weekend, however, was not the antidote that I sought. It wasn’t an ode to one’s bathroom exploits; it wasn’t the single worst exercise video in history; it wasn’t the best game show EVER invented. What grabbed me this weekend was South Korean guitar prodigy named Sungha Jung.