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2017-11-04 02:23:57 PM  
I'll just leave this one from TFA here:

Life satisfaction peaks at 69
 
2017-11-04 02:33:18 PM  
Psychological well being peaks around age 82

perhaps the neurotic basket cases have died off by 80 and the folks left alive have been ok all along ...
 
2017-11-04 03:55:57 PM  
At age 50 you understand two things very clearly: your inevitable demise and the ridiculousness of most situations. It kinda makes you feel like that scene when General Patton shoots at a German bomber with his sidearm.
 
2017-11-04 04:07:18 PM  

lindalouwho: I'll just leave this one from TFA here:

Life satisfaction peaks at 69


That's why I glue googly eyes on my balls.
 
2017-11-04 04:16:10 PM  
As my grandpa used to say:

"Gettin' old ain't for pu$$ies".

/He always used dollar signs when he spoke
 
2017-11-04 04:26:03 PM  

GRCooper: Psychological well being peaks around age 82

perhaps the neurotic basket cases have died off by 80 and the folks left alive have been ok all along ...


That's when the DGAF kicks in on all cylinders.
 
KIA
2017-11-04 04:37:17 PM  
Huge piles of steaming horseapples.  The only thing this article shows is that dementia and alzheimers are much larger problems than initially thought.  FTFA:

In a Gallup survey, two-thirds of Americans over 65 said they always like the way they look.
Men's self-perception appeared to peak in their early 80s; about 75 percent agreed with the statement, "You always feel good about your physical appearance." Women's rates of agreeing with that statement was a little below 70 percent when they hit about 74 years old.

Either that or by a certain point everyone gives up and says, hey, every day above ground is a great day!
 
2017-11-04 04:48:18 PM  
Yikes. Attack add. Should not have opened that one on my mobile. Must be the early onset dementia.
 
2017-11-04 04:49:11 PM  
Body image peaks after 70

I can see two reasons for this. One, once you pass a certain age you no longer give a shiat what others think of your looks. Two, most people who are obese and out of shape die of a heart attack by 65.
 
2017-11-04 04:57:57 PM  
"Vocabulary peaks in your late 60s and early 70s"

Holy crap.  What must Donald have been like before he peaked?
 
2017-11-04 04:58:59 PM  
My step-dad's 50th bday was a really big deal, and many people helped him celebrate. He was a good man, and even though he died in 2008, many people, myself included, still miss him a lot.

Me, on the other hand..

I don't know. I used to think I was a good person who had just been farked over by life. I still think that. I just know now that no one else ever will, that everyone else upon ever hearing me begin my life story will end up saying it's too unbelievable or I need to stop feeling sorry for myself or something like that, so it's like a "what's the use" thing.

My own kids didn't even call me on the phone for my 50th. Nobody did.

I have learned since then that there is no such thing as a soul mate, no heroes will ever come in to save the day, that nobody gives a fark about you unless you speak up so much about what is bothering you in the hopes that it might be fixed, and then even if that happens, you will be hated for bringing it to their attention.

I have learned that a soul in utter agony will not be helped, will be left to suffer alone, will be blamed for her pain, will be told to shut up, will be called a liar, and will be told she has 'SO. MUCH.RAGE.' when it's agony, not rage, pain, not anger.

but that's okay.

I am 51 going on 52 and know that my entire life has been a joke ..but someone else's and at my expense.
 
2017-11-04 04:59:00 PM  
Arithmetic skill peaks around age 50

What are the chances that this is actually because people who are 50 grew up without calculators and smart phones?
 
2017-11-04 05:00:29 PM  
and every single time I mention it, it's my fault. I'm selfish for thinking of my own pain.

it is what it is.

I hate being old because it reminds me of how all the things I wanted out of life I never got. And all I farking wanted was love.
 
2017-11-04 05:02:31 PM  
I've learned that old people are crazy.  Awesome.
 
2017-11-04 05:24:54 PM  

optikeye: lindalouwho: I'll just leave this one from TFA here:

Life satisfaction peaks at 69

That's why I glue googly eyes on my balls.


. . .

Now I wish I had balls.
 
2017-11-04 05:29:14 PM  

Kirablue42: My step-dad's 50th bday was a really big deal, and many people helped him celebrate. He was a good man, and even though he died in 2008, many people, myself included, still miss him a lot.

Me, on the other hand..

I don't know. I used to think I was a good person who had just been farked over by life. I still think that. I just know now that no one else ever will, that everyone else upon ever hearing me begin my life story will end up saying it's too unbelievable or I need to stop feeling sorry for myself or something like that, so it's like a "what's the use" thing.

My own kids didn't even call me on the phone for my 50th. Nobody did.

I have learned since then that there is no such thing as a soul mate, no heroes will ever come in to save the day, that nobody gives a fark about you unless you speak up so much about what is bothering you in the hopes that it might be fixed, and then even if that happens, you will be hated for bringing it to their attention.

I have learned that a soul in utter agony will not be helped, will be left to suffer alone, will be blamed for her pain, will be told to shut up, will be called a liar, and will be told she has 'SO. MUCH.RAGE.' when it's agony, not rage, pain, not anger.

but that's okay.

I am 51 going on 52 and know that my entire life has been a joke ..but someone else's and at my expense.


This is the second time in less than 24 hours where I didn't know what to say.
*hug*
 
2017-11-04 05:30:58 PM  

Kirablue42: and every single time I mention it, it's my fault. I'm selfish for thinking of my own pain.

it is what it is.

I hate being old because it reminds me of how all the things I wanted out of life I never got. And all I farking wanted was love.


WOW, I got 5 years on you and I just don't even ....
someone needs a hug or a rum filed sippy cup.
why not both?
quit hiding in the damned house. there are some nice people out there. just don't start whining about shiat you can't change.
 
2017-11-04 05:32:49 PM  

Kirablue42: My step-dad's 50th bday was a really big deal, and many people helped him celebrate. He was a good man, and even though he died in 2008, many people, myself included, still miss him a lot.

Me, on the other hand..

I don't know. I used to think I was a good person who had just been farked over by life. I still think that. I just know now that no one else ever will, that everyone else upon ever hearing me begin my life story will end up saying it's too unbelievable or I need to stop feeling sorry for myself or something like that, so it's like a "what's the use" thing.

My own kids didn't even call me on the phone for my 50th. Nobody did.

I have learned since then that there is no such thing as a soul mate, no heroes will ever come in to save the day, that nobody gives a fark about you unless you speak up so much about what is bothering you in the hopes that it might be fixed, and then even if that happens, you will be hated for bringing it to their attention.

I have learned that a soul in utter agony will not be helped, will be left to suffer alone, will be blamed for her pain, will be told to shut up, will be called a liar, and will be told she has 'SO. MUCH.RAGE.' when it's agony, not rage, pain, not anger.

but that's okay.

I am 51 going on 52 and know that my entire life has been a joke ..but someone else's and at my expense.


But you are a success. At sad sacking. You are the saddest sack around. Take this minor accomplishment and use it to alter you perception on things. You can be number 1.
 
2017-11-04 05:57:31 PM  
You can best understand people's emotions in your 50s

You also stop giving a shiat about people's emotions around that age.
 
2017-11-04 05:58:34 PM  
Wisdom peaks after age 60 :

img.fark.net


/ what makes you think you're so special?
 
2017-11-04 06:13:49 PM  
56 here, id given up on the idea of having real, honest, true love, and resolved to be happy by myself. That all changed this summer, true love is a life-changing thing, specially when youre over 50 and seen a lot of things and put up with a lot of toxic relationships....
 
2017-11-04 06:15:48 PM  
As someone who is over 50, this is bullshiat. Some capabilities don't fade, or don't fade much, but you just don't get new capabilities after 50. If you're lucky you get to hold on to most of what you have.
 
2017-11-04 06:19:19 PM  

lindalouwho: optikeye: lindalouwho: I'll just leave this one from TFA here:

Life satisfaction peaks at 69

That's why I glue googly eyes on my balls.

. . .

Now I wish I had balls.


If it helps, we can find some Farkers who would volunteer theirs for a little rubbing.
 
2017-11-04 06:29:13 PM  
It hasn't all been rotten, though. There have been just enough good times that make me think they could come again, and to be able to have something to compare all the bad times to, and to have something to have that can be taken away from me. Enough of them to think that it really is for others to have happiness and not me. I do know I will fight tooth and nail any being that ever wants to send me back here when I do leave, though, and no, don't have any plans to take an early out.

but I'm learning more and more and more everyday to feel less and less. It's probably best that way because it is probably keeping me alive, so there is that.
 
2017-11-04 06:30:10 PM  
and I do want to thank those that offered hugs and suport. I will take them up on it. *hugsback^
 
2017-11-04 06:30:18 PM  
Life satisfaction peaks at 69

img.fark.net
 
2017-11-04 06:34:31 PM  

Kirablue42: It hasn't all been rotten, though. There have been just enough good times that make me think they could come again, and to be able to have something to compare all the bad times to, and to have something to have that can be taken away from me. Enough of them to think that it really is for others to have happiness and not me. I do know I will fight tooth and nail any being that ever wants to send me back here when I do leave, though, and no, don't have any plans to take an early out.

but I'm learning more and more and more everyday to feel less and less. It's probably best that way because it is probably keeping me alive, so there is that.


That's the spirit!
 
2017-11-04 06:36:41 PM  

Kirablue42: It hasn't all been rotten, though. There have been just enough good times that make me think they could come again, and to be able to have something to compare all the bad times to, and to have something to have that can be taken away from me. Enough of them to think that it really is for others to have happiness and not me. I do know I will fight tooth and nail any being that ever wants to send me back here when I do leave, though, and no, don't have any plans to take an early out.

but I'm learning more and more and more everyday to feel less and less. It's probably best that way because it is probably keeping me alive, so there is that.


Help is there if you reach for it. We have many ways to get you out of the doldrums.

Try and keep a positive attitude.
 
FNG [TotalFark] [BareFark]
2017-11-04 06:40:55 PM  

Kirablue42: My step-dad's 50th bday was a really big deal, and many people helped him celebrate. He was a good man, and even though he died in 2008, many people, myself included, still miss him a lot.

Me, on the other hand..

I don't know. I used to think I was a good person who had just been farked over by life. I still think that. I just know now that no one else ever will, that everyone else upon ever hearing me begin my life story will end up saying it's too unbelievable or I need to stop feeling sorry for myself or something like that, so it's like a "what's the use" thing.

My own kids didn't even call me on the phone for my 50th. Nobody did.

I have learned since then that there is no such thing as a soul mate, no heroes will ever come in to save the day, that nobody gives a fark about you unless you speak up so much about what is bothering you in the hopes that it might be fixed, and then even if that happens, you will be hated for bringing it to their attention.

I have learned that a soul in utter agony will not be helped, will be left to suffer alone, will be blamed for her pain, will be told to shut up, will be called a liar, and will be told she has 'SO. MUCH.RAGE.' when it's agony, not rage, pain, not anger.

but that's okay.

I am 51 going on 52 and know that my entire life has been a joke ..but someone else's and at my expense.


Hang in there Kara.  If you think that any of us around the half-century mark hasn't seen a colossal amount of shiat, pain, death, confusion, disease, heartache, and loss in our lives, you are sorely mistaken.

Yes, aging ain't for sissies, and life takes a toll.  That's why we have humor and laughter.  Farkers have a unique characteristic in that we are all snarky bastards that try to put a humorous spin on the unthinkable.

Find something you enjoy and focus on that.  Focusing on your pain isn't going to do you any good.  Focus on something you love.  Take things day by day, talk to someone professionally if you need to, and things will get better.

And remember, Fark is open 24/7 for your convenience.
 
2017-11-04 06:43:39 PM  
Vocabulary peaks in your late 60s and early 70s

Oh good. Good good. (GoogIes Vocabulary)
qwerty
 
2017-11-04 06:46:11 PM  

Kirablue42: and I do want to thank those that offered hugs and suport. I will take them up on it. *hugsback^


*lifting my rum filed sippy cup right back at you*
Another hug sent too for good measure :)

I have survived many self inflicted BS events, and 'way' more incidents that were well thought out plots to take me the hell out.  I'm still standing defiantly with fist raised - farking bring it you cowards....
Lost everything I owned in the last 10 years, recovered. Still smiling and laughing at the jokes over here.
I 'won' in the big picture. If I can do that, so can everyone else - like you for instance :)
 
2017-11-04 06:46:25 PM  

FarkaDark: lindalouwho: optikeye: lindalouwho: I'll just leave this one from TFA here:

Life satisfaction peaks at 69

That's why I glue googly eyes on my balls.

. . .

Now I wish I had balls.

If it helps, we can find some Farkers who would volunteer theirs for a little rubbing.


There's a set on the couch next to me.

*orders self-stick googly eyes 👀 *
 
2017-11-04 07:25:01 PM  
I just turned forty and an probably the happiest and content I've ever been. Good wife, good kid, not chasing tail, don't care what "cool" is; I'm just me and it's so relaxing.

I watch my twenty something coworkers deal with relationships, hipster BS, etc with no envy.
 
2017-11-04 07:38:58 PM  
The older you get, the less of a shiat you give about anything, probably as it relates to what remains important to you as you gradually withdraw into your hovel and shrivel up into a raisin.
 
2017-11-04 07:47:35 PM  
Knee pain. After 50 you get more knee pain.
 
2017-11-04 07:53:19 PM  
I appreciate the sentiment behind these kinds of articles, trying to soften the blow and all that.  But nothing beats the physical/mental peak of one's 20s, even if you are too stupid to realize it at the time.  The ones who do realize it are probably rich.

Sometimes, walking by a campus athletic field, I watch undergraduates sprinting after a ball at speeds I can no longer sprint, and I think, "Damn, I wish I was still young."  Other times, as a bystander to the conversations of 20-somethings on public transit, I think "Damn, I'm so glad I'm not young anymore."

/I could still endurance-run a lot of them into the ground
//emotional wisdom counts for A LOT in life
///3
 
2017-11-04 07:55:47 PM  

KIA: Huge piles of steaming horseapples.  The only thing this article shows is that dementia and alzheimers are much larger problems than initially thought.  FTFA:

In a Gallup survey, two-thirds of Americans over 65 said they always like the way they look.
Men's self-perception appeared to peak in their early 80s; about 75 percent agreed with the statement, "You always feel good about your physical appearance." Women's rates of agreeing with that statement was a little below 70 percent when they hit about 74 years old.

Either that or by a certain point everyone gives up and says, hey, every day above ground is a great day!


And of course, by the time you're that old, you can't see for sh*t.  It's like you have beer goggles on 24/7.
 
2017-11-04 08:01:59 PM  

lindalouwho: FarkaDark: lindalouwho: optikeye: lindalouwho: I'll just leave this one from TFA here:

Life satisfaction peaks at 69

That's why I glue googly eyes on my balls.

. . .

Now I wish I had balls.

If it helps, we can find some Farkers who would volunteer theirs for a little rubbing.

There's a set on the couch next to me.

*orders self-stick googly eyes 👀 *


encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com
 
2017-11-04 08:23:45 PM  

Kirablue42: My step-dad's 50th bday was a really big deal, and many people helped him celebrate. He was a good man, and even though he died in 2008, many people, myself included, still miss him a lot.

Me, on the other hand..

I don't know. I used to think I was a good person who had just been farked over by life. I still think that. I just know now that no one else ever will, that everyone else upon ever hearing me begin my life story will end up saying it's too unbelievable or I need to stop feeling sorry for myself or something like that, so it's like a "what's the use" thing.

My own kids didn't even call me on the phone for my 50th. Nobody did.

I have learned since then that there is no such thing as a soul mate, no heroes will ever come in to save the day, that nobody gives a fark about you unless you speak up so much about what is bothering you in the hopes that it might be fixed, and then even if that happens, you will be hated for bringing it to their attention.

I have learned that a soul in utter agony will not be helped, will be left to suffer alone, will be blamed for her pain, will be told to shut up, will be called a liar, and will be told she has 'SO. MUCH.RAGE.' when it's agony, not rage, pain, not anger.

but that's okay.

I am 51 going on 52 and know that my entire life has been a joke ..but someone else's and at my expense.


not sure if serious.jpg
 
2017-11-04 08:26:44 PM  

Duke of Madness Motors: As someone who is over 50, this is bullshiat. Some capabilities don't fade, or don't fade much, but you just don't get new capabilities after 50. If you're lucky you get to hold on to most of what you have.


Screw that last part. I'm constantly looking for new things to learn and ways to implement those things at work and at home. If that ever stops someone will need to check my pulse because I'll likely be dead.

It's probably because my brain still thinks I'm 25 and looking for my life to start even though I'm over twice that age.
 
2017-11-04 08:36:14 PM  
GET THIS ARTICLE OFF MY LAWN!
 
2017-11-04 08:37:01 PM  
I'm turning 50 in six days, so I'm really getting a kick ....

OK not really, this article doesn't make me feel any better about turning 50.

Math skills? Fark you
 
2017-11-04 09:28:07 PM  

Kirablue42: I am 51 going on 52 and know that my entire life has been a joke ..but someone else's and at my expense.


Totally using that myself.
 
2017-11-04 09:40:41 PM  

Truthman: The older you get, the less of a shiat you give about anything, probably as it relates to what remains important to you as you gradually withdraw into your hovel and shrivel up into a raisin.


Huh? Not everyone checks out of life, geez.
 
2017-11-04 09:41:49 PM  

Kirablue42: My step-dad's 50th bday was a really big deal, and many people helped him celebrate. He was a good man, and even though he died in 2008, many people, myself included, still miss him a lot.

Me, on the other hand..

I don't know. I used to think I was a good person who had just been farked over by life. I still think that. I just know now that no one else ever will, that everyone else upon ever hearing me begin my life story will end up saying it's too unbelievable or I need to stop feeling sorry for myself or something like that, so it's like a "what's the use" thing.

My own kids didn't even call me on the phone for my 50th. Nobody did.

I have learned since then that there is no such thing as a soul mate, no heroes will ever come in to save the day, that nobody gives a fark about you unless you speak up so much about what is bothering you in the hopes that it might be fixed, and then even if that happens, you will be hated for bringing it to their attention.

I have learned that a soul in utter agony will not be helped, will be left to suffer alone, will be blamed for her pain, will be told to shut up, will be called a liar, and will be told she has 'SO. MUCH.RAGE.' when it's agony, not rage, pain, not anger.

but that's okay.

I am 51 going on 52 and know that my entire life has been a joke ..but someone else's and at my expense.


Assuming I didn't miss any trolls or jokes, you really ought to talk to someone about that.

I've had a few really rough spots in my life and had thoughts a lot like your post.  Living like that sucks but your destiny is yours.  If it's not right you are empowered to fix it no matter how bad life is, barring terminal illness.
 
2017-11-04 09:43:11 PM  

FarkaDark: lindalouwho: FarkaDark: lindalouwho: optikeye: lindalouwho: I'll just leave this one from TFA here:

Life satisfaction peaks at 69

That's why I glue googly eyes on my balls.

. . .

Now I wish I had balls.

If it helps, we can find some Farkers who would volunteer theirs for a little rubbing.

There's a set on the couch next to me.

*orders self-stick googly eyes 👀 *

[encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com image 257x196]


lolololol

Amazon, Walmart, craft stores.
 
2017-11-04 09:44:12 PM  

Chevello: Duke of Madness Motors: As someone who is over 50, this is bullshiat. Some capabilities don't fade, or don't fade much, but you just don't get new capabilities after 50. If you're lucky you get to hold on to most of what you have.

Screw that last part. I'm constantly looking for new things to learn and ways to implement those things at work and at home. If that ever stops someone will need to check my pulse because I'll likely be dead.

It's probably because my brain still thinks I'm 25 and looking for my life to start even though I'm over twice that age.


Right on.
 
2017-11-04 09:55:50 PM  

GRCooper: Psychological well being peaks around age 82

perhaps the neurotic basket cases have died off by 80 and the folks left alive have been ok all along ...


Yeah - those other numbers may have wider significance, but this one is just attrition.
 
2017-11-04 10:00:12 PM  

Kirablue42: It hasn't all been rotten, though. There have been just enough good times that make me think they could come again, and to be able to have something to compare all the bad times to, and to have something to have that can be taken away from me. Enough of them to think that it really is for others to have happiness and not me. I do know I will fight tooth and nail any being that ever wants to send me back here when I do leave, though, and no, don't have any plans to take an early out.

but I'm learning more and more and more everyday to feel less and less. It's probably best that way because it is probably keeping me alive, so there is that.


A very great man once said that you should always look for the helpers.
It is upon them that you should focus your energies and perception.
From them take your sense of life, your image of what reality is.
All the rest is dross - only love, and those who live by it, matters.
Hang in there. You have friends.
 
2017-11-04 10:00:50 PM  
Body image peaks after 70

Translation: When you're too old to give a fark
 
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