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For 40yrs + Thread

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Post by Nessa » Mon Jan 11, 2016 8:46 pm

Although anyone is welcome to post, I'd love to hear specifically from those 40yrs +

Did you go through any sort of 'midlife crisis'? Or maybe you just took time to reflect where you are at in life, where you are not, and where you would like to be?

Kerry just turned 42 and Im still holding on to 40 for another few months and today it kind of hit me. All those midlife questions...

So what are your thoughts on hitting life after 40yrs? Any words of wisdom?
Did you make any significant changes in your life after much reflection? Did you try to hang onto your youth? Do anything crazy? ;)

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Post by Silvertusk » Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:15 am

I resigned from my teaching post. Finish this year. So searching for a whole new career.
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Post by RickD » Tue Jan 12, 2016 4:44 am

One thing I learned, is not to give advice to premenopausal women. :mrgreen:
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Post by Storyteller » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:44 pm

will come back to this, me thinks.
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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:09 pm

I know a 40-something guy who bought a 550HP sportscar...but I won't name any names. A friend of mine bought an airplane and an Aston Martin in his mid fourties... both have since been sold.

I remained humble during my fourties, even to the point of earning a gold medal for my humility.

y:^o
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Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:I know a 40-something guy who bought a 550HP sportscar...but I won't name any names. A friend of mine bought an airplane and an Aston Martin in his mid fourties... both have since been sold.

I remained humble during my fourties, even to the point of earning a gold medal for my humility.

y:^o
Fwiw,

Corvettes are the official midlife crisis car*. Not Shelby GT500s. :driving:







I am contemplating trading my GT500, for a Z06 Corvette. yB-)2
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Post by Nessa » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:25 am

RickD wrote:
Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:I know a 40-something guy who bought a 550HP sportscar...but I won't name any names. A friend of mine bought an airplane and an Aston Martin in his mid fourties... both have since been sold.

I remained humble during my fourties, even to the point of earning a gold medal for my humility.

y:^o
Fwiw,

Corvettes are the official midlife crisis car*. Not Shelby GT500s. :driving:










I am contemplating trading my GT500, for a Z06 Corvette. yB-)2
It's not so much what the actual car is.. it's whose sitting in the passenger seat :shock:

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Nessa wrote:
RickD wrote:
Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:I know a 40-something guy who bought a 550HP sportscar...but I won't name any names. A friend of mine bought an airplane and an Aston Martin in his mid fourties... both have since been sold.

I remained humble during my fourties, even to the point of earning a gold medal for my humility.

y:^o
Fwiw,

Corvettes are the official midlife crisis car*. Not Shelby GT500s. :driving:










I am contemplating trading my GT500, for a Z06 Corvette. yB-)2
It's not so much what the actual car is.. it's whose sitting in the passenger seat :shock:
I told my wife that when she turns 46, I'm trading her in for two 23 year olds. She said, "What makes you think a 23 year old would want anything to do with you?"

Nothing like reality getting in the way of my dreams. :crying:
:lol:
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Post by Nessa » Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:51 am

RickD wrote:
Nessa wrote:
RickD wrote:
Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:I know a 40-something guy who bought a 550HP sportscar...but I won't name any names. A friend of mine bought an airplane and an Aston Martin in his mid fourties... both have since been sold.

I remained humble during my fourties, even to the point of earning a gold medal for my humility.

y:^o
Fwiw,

Corvettes are the official midlife crisis car*. Not Shelby GT500s. :driving:










I am contemplating trading my GT500, for a Z06 Corvette. yB-)2
It's not so much what the actual car is.. it's whose sitting in the passenger seat :shock:
I told my wife that when she turns 46, I'm trading her in for two 23 year olds. She said, "What makes you think a 23 year old would want anything to do with you?"

Nothing like reality getting in the way of my dreams. :crying:
:lol:

If the two 23 year olds have pulses then your chances rapidly decline :twisted:
Just kidding you rick - I would marry you if I was older, single and from the US, BUT I'm not good at making sammiches! y#-o

Love you y>:D<

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Post by RickD » Mon Jan 18, 2016 7:48 am

Nessa wrote:
RickD wrote:
Nessa wrote:
RickD wrote:
Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:I know a 40-something guy who bought a 550HP sportscar...but I won't name any names. A friend of mine bought an airplane and an Aston Martin in his mid fourties... both have since been sold.

I remained humble during my fourties, even to the point of earning a gold medal for my humility.

y:^o
Fwiw,

Corvettes are the official midlife crisis car*. Not Shelby GT500s. :driving:










I am contemplating trading my GT500, for a Z06 Corvette. yB-)2
It's not so much what the actual car is.. it's whose sitting in the passenger seat :shock:
I told my wife that when she turns 46, I'm trading her in for two 23 year olds. She said, "What makes you think a 23 year old would want anything to do with you?"

Nothing like reality getting in the way of my dreams. :crying:
:lol:

If the two 23 year olds have pulses then your chances rapidly decline :twisted:
Just kidding you rick - I would marry you if I was older, single and from the US, BUT I'm not good at making sammiches! y#-o

Love you y>:D<
Older? You're only 7 years younger than I am. 40 in women years, is like 67 in men's years. ;)
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Post by Nessa » Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:46 am

RickD wrote:
Nessa wrote:
RickD wrote:
Nessa wrote:
RickD wrote: Fwiw,

Corvettes are the official midlife crisis car*. Not Shelby GT500s. :driving:

O








I am contemplating trading my GT500, for a Z06 Corvette. yB-)2
It's not so much what the actual car is.. it's whose sitting in the passenger seat :shock:
I told my wife that when she turns 46, I'm trading her in for two 23 year olds. She said, "What makes you think a 23 year old would want anything to do with you?"

Nothing like reality getting in the way of my dreams. :crying:
:lol:

If the two 23 year olds have pulses then your chances rapidly decline :twisted:
Just kidding you rick - I would marry you if I was older, single and from the US, BUT I'm not good at making sammiches! y#-o

Love you y>:D<
Older? You're only 7 years younger than I am. 40 in women years, is like 67 in men's years. ;)
Hey if I was seven years younger I'd be a young mum not feeling like I'm past my expiry date :P

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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Mon Jan 18, 2016 11:29 am

:D Maorigirl is right: it is not the type of car but who is sitting in the passenger seat. Seriously. Middle age may bring upon an existential crisis or questioning but it also is a time when all one's major purchases have been made and paid for. Younger people have to buy furniture, appliances, a car, a home and what not. By the time one reaches the fourties, these things are already acquired and one's discretionary income goes up. For some, it goes way up.

So buy a sportscar if that is what you want; it has nothing to do with a midlife crisis. Unless you trade in your wife for a sportier model...that happened to the PASTOR of a church I once attended. The church didn't survive. I've witnessed other marriage breakups over the years, usually because the man screwed up.

I asked my wife if she had a midlife crisis and she answered, "YOU were my midlife crisis. " I just chuckled ...

What kind of midlife crisis do women have anyway? Do you want to just splurge on a fancy blender or sewing machine...?
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Post by Nessa » Mon Jan 18, 2016 1:13 pm

Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote::D Maorigirl is right: it is not the type of car but who is sitting in the passenger seat. Seriously. Middle age may bring upon an existential crisis or questioning but it also is a time when all one's major purchases have been made and paid for. Younger people have to buy furniture, appliances, a car, a home and what not. By the time one reaches the fourties, these things are already acquired and one's discretionary income goes up. For some, it goes way up.

So buy a sportscar if that is what you want; it has nothing to do with a midlife crisis. Unless you trade in your wife for a sportier model...that happened to the PASTOR of a church I once attended. The church didn't survive. I've witnessed other marriage breakups over the years, usually because the man screwed up.

I asked my wife if she had a midlife crisis and she answered, "YOU were my midlife crisis. " I just chuckled ...

What kind of midlife crisis do women have anyway? Do you want to just splurge on a fancy blender or sewing machine...?

:lol: maybe for those that can sew
Arent middle age women suppose to go for 'toy boys' or is that just in hollywood? y:-?

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Post by Furstentum Liechtenstein » Mon Jan 18, 2016 3:55 pm

No. Cougars are the exception. Middle aged single women usually stay celibate and learn to enjoy friends and family.

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Furstentum Liechtenstein wrote:No. Cougars are the exception. Middle aged single women usually stay celibate and learn to enjoy friends and family.

:D
I'm sure that's what your wife got you to believe told you.
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