On his birthday, Thom Payne gets the gift of insignificance and also a new boss. He suspects his ED pills are interfering with his anti-depressants, leaving him with neither happiness nor... happiness. In a culture that reveres youth - a culture he helped create - Thom needs to figure out what his purpose is now that he's halfway to death and nobody cares what he thinks. Because in a world where any Kardashian is trending up, perhaps the wise among us would heartily embrace trending down.
Thom Payne has lived a half of his life. And the idea strikes him that the most interesting part of the lifetime has passed. He understands this in the course of his regular birthday. His presents are for the most part trifles, as well as from his new chief. All in all he realizes that he must have a big goal to live further. And this goal should be connected with a youth culture, which is not a Thom's cup of tea due to his age. All his professional activity was connected with completely another type of culture. Therefore he needs some representatives from a young generation to assist him. But where can he find such? The teenagers are egoists and donâ€™t care of anybody except for themselves. So, Thom has to find the purpose of life and to understand the currently dominating ideology. Another problem is that Thom must uptake ED-pills, which bring to naught the effect of antidepressant drugs. Therefore he is always gloomy and dissatisfied. But his purpose is worth suffering because the whole generation is at stake!Read more »