Maybe I jumped the gun already on the midlife crisis thing. I own a two seater sports car and am marrying a woman 9+ years my junior. I'm only 35. To me it's all mindset and I still feel like I'm 25. The only difference is now I'm better dressed and better with money!
"When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins
I would say that men having mid-life crisises are pretty predictable. Women having mid-life crises are often dangerous and psychotic.
Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.
Does spending your money to attend the APA National Conference count ?
“Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”
My mid-life crisis manifested itself in a few ways:
Career: I was feeling very down and out about growth prospects in my previous career and so made the difficult decision to return to school and get a Masters in Planning. What an idiot! Just kidding, I like where it has taken me. But that student loan debt – oy!
Physical: While my interest in attractive women has not waned (at least as far as admiration), as a married man in his 40s, I am well aware that I don’t even show up on the radar as potentially desirable for most ladies, so I got over that one pretty quickly. I did, however, get concerned about my health and the shlubbiness that had parked itself around my middle. I will admit that a good deal of my motivation was to look attractive to my partner. Oh yeah, and my health. I kept thinking about Kevin Spacey’s character in American Beauty (speaking of mid-life crises) who approaches the gay couple in his neighborhood for workout pointers. They ask him what he wants to work on and he answers “I just want to look good naked!” So, that…
My wife is in the throes now, so its my turn to be supportive. Good times ahead!
The purpose of life is a life of purpose