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Old 05-03-2012, 08:38 PM   #11
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I think what I noticed once I was in my forties was that for the first time in my life I felt like I was finally being treated like an adult by society as a whole.

Now I cringe when people call me sir or address me by my last name with Mr in front.....

Now I am 54 and still feel very young mentally but physically I suffer from old man grunt.
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Old 05-03-2012, 08:52 PM   #12
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Must be a trend. My 40s sucked. My marriage went downhill to a divorce, I was always broke and got laid off from a great job.

My 50s and 60s, on the other hand, have been great. Met my SO (turned my life around), watched my kids become great adults and have been enjoying my grandson.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:31 PM   #13
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My 30s were nothing to write home about, but I enjoyed my 40s quite a bit. I spent those years watching my spazzy kid develop into a wonderful and intelligent young lady. I also had enough money for the first time in my life to do some of the things I hadn't been able to previously. The wife and I made a few trips to far away places, and we were finally able to sink some money into our home and investments.

My 50s so far have been okay, but I can definitely feel myself slowing down. The sudden bouts of forgetfulness are a little troubling as well. Nothing worse than opening the door of the fridge and forgetting what you were in there for. Or not being able to recall a word you've used a thousand times before. That one drives me nuts.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:32 PM   #14
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At 40 I embarked on a new adventure. Finished nursing school and found the vocation of a lifetime.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:08 PM   #15
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Well, I am turning 40 in October this year. I definitely have something in my life that I want to change, I hope I have the courage to do so before life passes me by.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:45 PM   #16
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Do you agree that life begins at 4o? Give reasons for you opinion.
Life begins when they slap you on the back, wipe the mucous out of your mouth and ink and stick your foot on the birth certificate. It ends when you give out your last gasp.

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Maybe a better way to phrase it is "Life doesn't end at 40."
That's a far more productive way to state it, from a person who is now far south of 40.

For those of you under 40, life is no less precious just because you have 4 decades behind you. In fact I wonder if life does not get more precious every year. It's just you don't think about it much under 40, or at least I didn't.

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Now I cringe when people call me sir or address me by my last name with Mr in front.....
I always tell folks, "You must be confusing me with my father, Mr. ....." I'm just plain Greg.
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Old 05-03-2012, 10:52 PM   #17
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At 40 I embarked on a new adventure. Finished nursing school and found the vocation of a lifetime.
You in nursing, me in culinary school (actually I was 45)! Yay for the the 40's at least for jump starting careers!
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:10 PM   #18
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You in nursing, me in culinary school (actually I was 45)! Yay for the the 40's at least for jumps tarting careers!
That was a different career...

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That was my mouse and keyboard's fault. My spell checker wanted a space in the word and my mouse put it in the wrong place!

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That was my mouse and keyboard's fault. My spell checker wanted a space in the word and my mouse put it in the wrong place!

"That's my story and I am sticking to it!"
My spell checker always wants to spell my last name as "Ambiguous."
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