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Old 05-01-13, 01:24 PM
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Turning 40

I'm turning 40 in a few months and feel a midlife crisis coming on. Just the thought that I'm halfway through my life (presumably, I know I could die next second or hang on until I'm 110 but I'm sure you know what I mean).

Any advice?
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Re: Turning 40

You could just end it all and not have anything to worry about.
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Re: Turning 40

Speaking as someone over 40, you don't immediately fall apart on your birthday. It's more subtle. One day you'll be eating your Lucky Charms and get cramps, followed by one of the most destructive shits in your life. Surprise, you're now lactose intolerant! One day, eating ice cream right out the carton, next day, death by Froot Loop. You'll wake up and have allergies you never had before. You'll get your hair cut and grey hair grows in its place. You'll be offered sex and find yourself pausing to think if there's anything you had to do first. You'll walk to the kitchen and forget why. Your handwriting will change. I don't know why that is, but it did for me.

Oh yes, nothing happens AT 40. But every day after, mwahaha.
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Re: Turning 40

I'm 33 now. Had a pretty big "midlife" crisis in my early 20s. I figure I'll either sail through my 40s with no problems or be buying Corvettes and cheating on my wife left or right.
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Re: Turning 40

It's only a number, dude. Just because we have 10 digits on our hands doesn't make "40" any more or less significant than 39 or 41.
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Re: Turning 40

Crap you just reminded me that I turn 39 on the 16th of this month. You bastard!!!!
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Re: Turning 40

I'm 42. I started becoming athletic at age 40 only because I was a Big Fat Guy at 39. Two years later, I'm running marathons and looking and feeling healthier than I did at 25.

But then again, I also could have started doing that at 35. Or 30. Numbers are meaningless. Just go out and live and take care of your ass.

And technically, your midlife threshold is 37 1/2, so your sudden, inexorable slide towards decripitation and death has long since started.
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Re: Turning 40

Originally Posted by Screwadu View Post
Speaking as someone over 40, you don't immediately fall apart on your birthday. It's more subtle. One day you'll be eating your Lucky Charms and get cramps, followed by one of the most destructive shits in your life. Surprise, you're now lactose intolerant! One day, eating ice cream right out the carton, next day, death by Froot Loop. You'll wake up and have allergies you never had before. You'll get your hair cut and grey hair grows in its place. You'll be offered sex and find yourself pausing to think if there's anything you had to do first. You'll walk to the kitchen and forget why. Your handwriting will change. I don't know why that is, but it did for me.

Oh yes, nothing happens AT 40. But every day after, mwahaha.
What Screwadu said. Only it gets worse after 50. I've had major health issues in the last few years. As for midlife crisis, I had one in my late 40s and pursued somebody I shouldn't have. She was very calm about it and let me know in a subtle way that I was making her uncomfortable so I stopped. She didn't out me to anybody and we remained friends, but it could have been really embarrassing.
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Any advice?
Hookers and blow - lots of both.....
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Hookers and blow - lots of both.....
Yeah but da-doy, that applies to EVERY problem
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Hookers + Blow >>> Insulin
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Re: Turning 40

Originally Posted by Screwadu View Post
Speaking as someone over 40, you don't immediately fall apart on your birthday. It's more subtle. One day you'll be eating your Lucky Charms and get cramps, followed by one of the most destructive shits in your life. Surprise, you're now lactose intolerant! One day, eating ice cream right out the carton, next day, death by Froot Loop. You'll wake up and have allergies you never had before. You'll get your hair cut and grey hair grows in its place. You'll be offered sex and find yourself pausing to think if there's anything you had to do first. You'll walk to the kitchen and forget why. Your handwriting will change. I don't know why that is, but it did for me.

Oh yes, nothing happens AT 40. But every day after, mwahaha.
this, this and this
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Move in with mgb83fan. He is looking for a roommate to get old/die with!
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GERD
Anxiety
Sinus Headaches

No more all night partying or else you feel like crap the next day.
Fast food = diarrhea.
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Move in with mgb83fan. He is looking for a roommate to get old/die with!
And you only need to be "potentially female".
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And you only need to be "partially female".


Fixed.
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I'm 33 now. Had a pretty big "midlife" crisis in my early 20s. I figure I'll either sail through my 40s with no problems or be buying Corvettes and cheating on my wife left or right.
That's called a quarter-life crisis.

I had one too at 25-26 and have this feeling that I won't have a midlife crisis. Kinda glad it's out of the way too.
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<--- turning 40 in July. Seriously considering moving just to shake things up a bit.
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"The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected." - Robert Frost
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"The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected." - Robert Frost
I always thought that was Wu-Tang Clan.
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Originally Posted by Screwadu View Post
Speaking as someone over 40, you don't immediately fall apart on your birthday. It's more subtle. One day you'll be eating your Lucky Charms and get cramps, followed by one of the most destructive shits in your life. Surprise, you're now lactose intolerant! One day, eating ice cream right out the carton, next day, death by Froot Loop. You'll wake up and have allergies you never had before. You'll get your hair cut and grey hair grows in its place. You'll be offered sex and find yourself pausing to think if there's anything you had to do first. You'll walk to the kitchen and forget why. Your handwriting will change. I don't know why that is, but it did for me.

Oh yes, nothing happens AT 40. But every day after, mwahaha.
As I am hysterically laughing at that I think I pulled something and now I can't breathe... yes me > 40. Bolded part is 100% true.
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Re: Turning 40

I hit 40 this month, and not handling it well. It's amazing how a mere 10 years ago, I was 29 and still felt quite young with so much living ahead of me. Now I head into the big 40 with thinning hair, chest hair mostly grey, and Reed Richards style grayness on the sides. And why the hell are my eyebrows getting more bushy? I think old men finally get tired of fighting it and just say the hell with it. Let em grow and have their way. lol
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People complaining about their hair turning gray get no sympathy from me considering my hair is falling out faster than it can change color.

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