Six years can be a small childhood.
Six years can be the entirety of training in Medical school to be a surgeon;
saving the lives of millions of humans every day. Six years can fill up six
page-to-a-day diaries with 2,190 pages documenting every thought, worry,
feeling, event, memo, of every day in biro handwriting.
Everyone changes a little bit every
day – but over the course of six years, seventy-two months, two thousand, one
hundred and ninety days, six years can be the difference between Southampton
University, and Manchester University. Six years can be the difference between
a law degree and five million subscribers. Six years can see Reading, to
Manchester, and back down to London, and six years can be the difference
between two shy, giggly boys with matching haircuts drawing whiskers on their
faces, and a worldwide tour and a book peaking the UK number one bestseller.
Six years ago, today, can mark the
anniversary of something that not only changed the lives of two ordinary boys,
but millions of others. They’ve inspired subscribers, kept people awake late at
night giggling at a YouTube video when they have a test tomorrow morning at 8
a.m, are surrounded by millions of adoring fans, or just simply made someone,
somewhere, smile today.
Six years means something different
Six years, for two boys, can be an