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nieh
03-24-2005, 06:02 PM
I give myself another 2 years (so I'll be 22). I'm currently stuck in a job that I really dislike and I'm making just barely more than enough to pay the bills. I got myself trapped in a situation where I go through a routine for the sole purpose of being able to support that routine. Though to be honest, I am making a bit more money now, so by the time I hit my mid-life crisis 2 years from now, I should have enough saved up to support any stupid ideas that pop into my head.

Linda
03-24-2005, 06:08 PM
pfft, you're not even mid-life until you're between 40 & 60.

nieh
03-24-2005, 06:10 PM
pfft, you're not even mid-life until you're between 40 & 60.

only if you live to be between 80 and 120.

Linda
03-24-2005, 06:11 PM
no, you're wrong

Jebus
03-24-2005, 06:15 PM
30 would seem reasonable.

Not Ozymandias
03-24-2005, 06:26 PM
I'm always having a crisis, a mid-life crisis will feel the same as the early-life crisis I've had since I was 10.

Linda
03-24-2005, 06:34 PM
If he's between the ages of 40 and 60 (give or take a few years), your man is blazing a trail through male midlife — he's having a crisis.

http://www.midlifeclub.com/

Do you guys even know what mid-life crisis is?

Main Entry: mid–life crisis
Function: noun
: a period of emotional turmoil in middle age caused by the realization that one is no longer young and characterized especially by a strong desire for change

Trip Boy
03-24-2005, 06:36 PM
I think I'm having one now and I'm not joking.

Linda
03-24-2005, 06:37 PM
I think I'm having one now and I'm not joking.

Then that must be because you sit in front of a computer too much.

nitropenguin!
03-24-2005, 06:37 PM
No, it's seems to me that they're confusing it with depressing, hopeless episodes of typical life. =/

Linda
03-24-2005, 06:39 PM
By golly, I think you're right! :D

Trip Boy
03-24-2005, 06:40 PM
That's true, maybe it is.

I dunno. It's fucking killing me either way.

ninth
03-24-2005, 06:44 PM
If I live past 38 I will consider every day afterwards a continuous mid-life crisis.

the_GoDdEsS
03-24-2005, 11:01 PM
Crises come and go, some of them come at a certain age, some are just circumstances.

I expect mine to come when I'm 35. Maybe.

Mota Boy
03-25-2005, 07:15 AM
I'm always having a crisis, a mid-life crisis will feel the same as the early-life crisis I've had since I was 10.
Yeah, I've realized the limitations of a mere seventy-odd years of existence for some time now. Also, when I realized that I couldn't be a rocket scientist, or at least one of the best ones - when I realized that my options were limited not just by time, but by ability.

When my options in life start being limited by family and career, when I realize that things are only going to get worse... I dunno. I see that as either happening around the age of 30 to 35 or never.

rock4life09
03-25-2005, 07:17 AM
I think I'll have mine somewhere in my 30s.

Kitten
03-25-2005, 07:21 AM
If I live long enough to be retired, thats when it might happen. Mainly the whole not being able to do something everyday thing, it will be a crisis of deciding what to do after that, everyday for the rest of my life. Or when I hit 45.

Betty
03-25-2005, 09:47 AM
I don't know... I don't know if the "mid-life crisis" is supposed to occur a few years after you've settled down, found a "career" and think "Oh wow, is this it?" OR if it is after you've been doing that for 30 some odd years, are nearing retirement, and think "Oh wow, I have really done nothing important with my life". Maybe there's both an early and late mid-life crisis.

Oh, and there are also the people who, in their early 20's or whatnot, decide that they want to go travel for a year to "find themselves". I always kinda chuckle at that... maybe because I've just never really felt that lost. Anyway.

But Josh, you're still super young, and don't seem to have any ties besides self-imposed ones, so if you're unhappy, you really SHOULD do something different if that's what you want to do. I guess it may not be the most realistic, but getting caught into some cycle of depression doesn't seem great either...

JoY
03-25-2005, 10:47 AM
I'm extremely restless. this means I'm pretty easily bored, but also that I move towards something else, before I even have the chance to get bored with anything.

I think that with my studies, which'll take me nine more years at LEAST, I'll meet my mid-life crisis around the age of 40/45. I'll be 30/31/32, when I'm finally a specialised doc & there's no way I'll be bored enough in my studentlife, that I can encounter a mid-life crisis. there's no way I'll feel old as long as I behave this young. I don't think I'll get bored with life, or feel like I've been living it forever, before the age of 40, when I started living for real at the age of 30/31/32.

I'm just a kid. I've lived & experienced things, but in the end.. I'm just a kid.
(those words seriously -always- bring me to the verge of crying. how pathetic is that? or maybe it's just the wine)

Vicky
03-25-2005, 10:52 AM
me at 7

Panzerfaust92
03-25-2005, 01:49 PM
I'm having a crisis right now. My best friend from high school just died and I was rejected from my teaching oppurtunity in Detroit. I don't blame them though, they're probably looking for someone who has earned a degree

JoY
03-25-2005, 01:52 PM
that's.. not exactly a mid-life crisis, buddy.

try again when you're chasing chicks that are half your age & drive a sports car, just because it makes you look so young.

nieh
03-25-2005, 06:05 PM
I don't know... I don't know if the "mid-life crisis" is supposed to occur a few years after you've settled down, found a "career" and think "Oh wow, is this it?" OR if it is after you've been doing that for 30 some odd years, are nearing retirement, and think "Oh wow, I have really done nothing important with my life". Maybe there's both an early and late mid-life crisis.

Oh, and there are also the people who, in their early 20's or whatnot, decide that they want to go travel for a year to "find themselves". I always kinda chuckle at that... maybe because I've just never really felt that lost. Anyway.

But Josh, you're still super young, and don't seem to have any ties besides self-imposed ones, so if you're unhappy, you really SHOULD do something different if that's what you want to do. I guess it may not be the most realistic, but getting caught into some cycle of depression doesn't seem great either...

I'm not as unhappy as I make myself out to be at times. Just stressed during/right after work and randomly every now and then. But I got myself into a routine that it's damn near impossible to get out of at the moment. I need a few specific things to give me a kick. I need to save up money before I can risk leaving my job for someplace else. I need to spend money on classes to have an education to get said better job. Every time I get a certain amount of money saved up, something comes up where I have to spend it (though as I mentioned, I just recently got a raise, so that will make all of this a little easier once I start collecting more paychecks). All of these things would be made 50 billion times easier if I was living with another person, but I don't know anyone right now that I could live with without it either being awkward, or just annoying. I'm not close enough with anyone in my family to move in with them, my friends would just drive me insane and I have no girlfriend. The only difference between where I am in life now and where I was two years ago, is that I make $2.50 an hour more now, and my car now has over 100k miles. The only things I've learned are things that pertain to title insurance and that's not really something I plan on doing forever, so it's pretty much useless knowledge in the grand scheme of my life (I hope at least).

And yeah....whenever I hear the term "finding myself" I can't help but laugh. I love giving people shit about that. "Hey, let's go to the diner. Maybe you left yourself there the last time we went and you'll be able to find yourself."


that's.. not exactly a mid-life crisis, buddy.

try again when you're chasing chicks that are half your age & drive a sports car, just because it makes you look so young.

so if I was to have my mid-life crises at 22 like I'm planning, that means I'd have to chase after 11 year olds? That's not fun...

Linda
03-25-2005, 06:32 PM
Sometimes you people are dumber than dumb. Geesh.
Go ask your parents what mid-life crisis is if you don't believe me.
:rolleyes:

And Betty, you're an idiot.