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2014-04-10 11:52:41 PM  

xanadian: I and this killer spastic knot in the middle of my back that's been there for four farking months would beg to differ....


Try inertia.
 
2014-04-10 11:53:24 PM  
29 in a non-pensioned civil service gig. Bachelor's degree in science (Biology)  from state school, years on the street literally saving lives, good GPA, clean record, army time. Starting a master's I can't afford this fall.

Every job possible feels dead end. Every new venture into different fields gets met with shut doors. My only option for pension and stability is police work, and I have no desire to do that anymore. 

/fark off boomers
//I know how you die.
 
2014-04-10 11:54:45 PM  
Being happy is a choice,IMHO. Unfortunately by the time we realize this(if we ever do) we have a lifetime's worth of habitually choosing to wallow in misery.

/or maybe it's just me(50 this year), ymmv ;p
 
2014-04-11 12:03:31 AM  
Hey thanks for the sponsorship! :)
 
2014-04-11 12:07:21 AM  

Random Internet Persona: Hey thanks for the sponsorship! :)


This! Much obliged to whoever sponsored me. And now, the havoc will be wreaked.
 
2014-04-11 12:07:31 AM  

Hector Remarkable: Yes it's just delightful, every breath closer to the icy grip of death's doom.
Every inch a step closer toward dark eternity.
Every moment another prelude to the grave.
And so on and so forth.


So we learn not to sweat the small stuff ... right?
/It's all small stuff.
//What she said.
///*Sobs*
 
2014-04-11 12:07:33 AM  
I agree totally. But, my wife and I both not only have great paying jobs, but we've been wise about our spending/saving habits. We could both retire today and not worry about paying the bills for the rest of our lives.
 
2014-04-11 12:11:33 AM  
Seeing Sir Patrick and Sir Ian pal around together makes me can't wait until I become a little old man.
 
2014-04-11 12:12:30 AM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Random Internet Persona: Hey thanks for the sponsorship! :)

This! Much obliged to whoever sponsored me. And now, the havoc will be wreaked.


Just stay away from small children and animals. That would cause a terrible ITG backlash, from what I understand.
 
2014-04-11 12:12:55 AM  
WTF?

Well thanks! I think?
Is this going out to everyone that comments in this thread, cuz I can make some calls? :)
 
2014-04-11 01:16:18 AM  
Don't think so.
 
2014-04-11 02:57:28 AM  

Jimmysolson: WTF?

Well thanks! I think?
Is this going out to everyone that comments in this thread, cuz I can make some calls? :)


I just checked and it looks like everyone in this thread has TotalFark. Either someone is very generous or something has gone wrong.
 
2014-04-11 02:59:08 AM  
Maybe it's the satisfaction of knowing how many young people are having to pick up the tab for their Social Security and Medicare. Which I'm looking forward to, by the way. If they didn't want to pay for me, they should have thought of that before they were born..
 
2014-04-11 03:00:16 AM  

kg2095: Jimmysolson: WTF?

Well thanks! I think?
Is this going out to everyone that comments in this thread, cuz I can make some calls? :)

I just checked and it looks like everyone in this thread has TotalFark. Either someone is very generous or something has gone wrong.


It;s not just this thread either. Maybe it's a board promo of some sort.
 
2014-04-11 03:01:18 AM  

kg2095: Jimmysolson: WTF?

Well thanks! I think?
Is this going out to everyone that comments in this thread, cuz I can make some calls? :)

I just checked and it looks like everyone in this thread has TotalFark. Either someone is very generous or something has gone wrong.


It's free TF for everyone day. See the first main page story of the day.
 
2014-04-11 03:39:39 AM  
My life was great - until I turned 50. After that, life was like hitting a brick wall at full throttle. In the last 2 plus years I've had 2 heart attacks, went crippled and wheelchair bound, and lost most of my formerly perfect eyesight. I had money saved for a rainy day, but it has since been taken by worthless doctors who promised to help me, but did nothing of the sort

I went from being a happy, independent, productive human being to being a broken down, bitter old man who can't do even the simplest things for myself. Now, I dread tomorrow because every day just brings more loneliness and despair, and the endless fear that comes with the anticipation of yet another new horror being inflicted upon me.

/Don't tell me I'm wrong about how I feel.
//I literally wouldn't wish my ruin of a life on my worst enemy.
///Live fast and hard and try insofar as humanly possible to die young.
////Why, oh why did I call the ambulance after I had my first heart attack?
 
2014-04-11 03:59:47 AM  
Bullshiat.

Utter, utter bullshiat.
 
2014-04-11 04:44:57 AM  
Mid-forties, here.

I appreciate things way more than I did in my younger years.

I got divorced less than a year ago and am broke as a joke.

But... I've found that things tend to work out. As long as I have food, gas money and my books, ima happy moose.

And, I'm getting laid constantly. Women my age are way casual about sex... and they know what they are doing.

Life is good!
 
2014-04-11 05:22:17 AM  
Well... Having the ol' Reaper as a constant companion since childhood gives me a different perspective, I guess. I actually can now say "in 20 years" with more than a 50% probability, and, quite frankly, I'm looking forward to it. Of course, that is only because of a recent chain of "fortunate", i.e. agreeable events that have led to achieving my lifelong dream and living a life quite undreamed of for someone that was eating off dumpsters 11 years ago.

I am quite conscious that, had these events not transpired, I would very likely have opted out of life (since I do not subscribe to Abrahamic notions of carrying on "just because")... and that life has gotten worse with time for many, depending on their circumstances; but I have seen enough "old" people around me who are totally enjoying their life despite "the ravages of age" to say that money and Weltanschauung count for far more than age in the whole "enjoying life" equation.

That said... live as fast as your body and mind can possibly stand. Do everything, even the foolish things. Learn whatever you got the chance to learn; IT feeds me and a good friend, and neither of us started out in the field. And if you get a really bad illness... do make the quantity vs quality decision. Surviving doesn't cut it.
 
2014-04-11 06:34:42 AM  
Happiness is not having to do shiat you don`t want to.

Your ability to do this peaks in your early 20`s (because you are selfish and don`t care) and then again in your 80`s (because nobody thinks you could help them).

People get paid to find this out?
 
2014-04-11 06:38:29 AM  

a_room_with_a_moose: Mid-forties, here.

I appreciate things way more than I did in my younger years.

I got divorced less than a year ago and am broke as a joke.

But... I've found that things tend to work out. As long as I have food, gas money and my books, ima happy moose.

And, I'm getting laid constantly. Women my age are way casual about sex... and they know what they are doing.

Life is good!


It`s because sex changes from `something special` to only be shared by two people who are madly in love and going to spend the rest of their life together AND a weapon depending on your mood, to a bit of fun that two people can have together that helps make relationships better and withholding it only hurts yourself.

Young women are farked in the head and play too many games.
 
2014-04-11 07:35:14 AM  
Is it typical in your 40s to envision your own death in a million different ways??

I've been envisioning my own death sine the age of 10 (now 45)

Some of us wake up one day and realize that each day could be the last.  It changes everything.  If at the end of the day you managed to get through another day without dying then you won another achievement in life.

Yeah. And the 'prize' is another day of hell! Not a day goes by I don't wish is my last!
The older you get, the worse thing get. And It never stops getting worse. I dread what's coming
 
2014-04-11 08:09:33 AM  
Man, some of you guys seem to need therapy or medication or both.

Life is great.
 
2014-04-11 08:18:22 AM  

JonnyBGoode: Happiness peaks at 69.

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Well that's it, I've lost them forever.
 
2014-04-11 08:23:09 AM  

Blink: When I turned 40, my father gave me this wonderful advice:

Your 40's will be the most miserable years of your life.  There is nothing good about being 40.  However, it gets better in your 50's.

Nice to see this article basically confirms that assessment.


Turning 42 next month and so far this is (sadly) perfectly accurate.
 
2014-04-11 08:41:04 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Man, some of you guys seem to need therapy or medication or both.

Life is great.


Had both, still failed to make life great.
 
2014-04-11 09:56:51 AM  
Thank you to whomever sponsored us. It's appreciated!
 
2014-04-11 09:59:13 AM  
Cohort effect mayhap?

Or could it be that many of the unhappiest 40 and 50 year olds DIED before they could be re-surveyed at 69?

I'm sure retirement is great if you're ambulatory and wealthy.
And retirement is what you make of it if you're somewhat healthy and middle-class.
But golden years for the working class? Let's just say, don't worry about where to stay after Coal Town.
Arrangements have been made.
 
2014-04-11 10:13:26 AM  

menschenfresser: Thank you to whomever sponsored us. It's appreciated!


Oops; Should have read the main page about how we all got TF. Doh!
 
2014-04-11 10:53:27 AM  

a_room_with_a_moose: Mid-forties, here.

I appreciate things way more than I did in my younger years.

I got divorced less than a year ago and am broke as a joke.

But... I've found that things tend to work out. As long as I have food, gas money and my books, ima happy moose.

And, I'm getting laid constantly. Women my age are way casual about sex... and they know what they are doing.

Life is good!


I just turned 40 and am in a very similar situation.  Recently divorced, have food, gas money and a little left over.  I love my job, which helps too.

/except that my g/f is 26
//never been happier in my life
 
2014-04-11 04:15:23 PM  

argylez: a_room_with_a_moose: Mid-forties, here.

I appreciate things way more than I did in my younger years.

I got divorced less than a year ago and am broke as a joke.

But... I've found that things tend to work out. As long as I have food, gas money and my books, ima happy moose.

And, I'm getting laid constantly. Women my age are way casual about sex... and they know what they are doing.

Life is good!

I just turned 40 and am in a very similar situation.  Recently divorced, have food, gas money and a little left over.  I love my job, which helps too.

/except that my g/f is 26
//never been happier in my life


Here's to starting over!

*raises whiskey glass*
 
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