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Old 01-29-2008, 04:35 PM   #21
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Can't say that I was depressed in my 40's. But, definately happier now that ER is near. Looking forward to the dya when I start living for me and not the j*b.

Suspect that what some people that age feel is the realization that they aren't going to conquer the world. They may feel they are in a rut with no end in sight.
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Old 01-29-2008, 09:43 PM   #22
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my unscientific theory is that these depressed middle agers were probably depressed or melancholic in their 20's etc, but that they were too busy drinking, partying, and having sex to realize it. By the time they're 40, too tired and worn out after working to do all those activities of their youth, and without other time occupying activities, they actualize depression.
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You people are very fortunate. You have no idea how close you came to getting a picture of a weener with a gilligan hat on it.
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Only with a blue pill or two popsickle sticks and a piece of twine.

You people are very fortunate. You have no idea how close you came to getting a picture of a weener with a gilligan hat on it.
I appreciate your restraint.
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I was rather morose in my 20s
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I was rather morose in my 20s

but I also had an enormous amount of fun. Sometimes I would only realize how much in retrospect. I was too busy to dwell on it. The 40s were depressing after I was laid off, realized my career was over, and retrained for another while getting my investments in order. Then I discovered I didn't have to work and it's only been up from there.
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And who says a 20-year-old is mentally healthy? I think most of us can think of things we did when we were 20, that were absolutely crazy.
I'm still hearing from people who can tell me more about my 20s than I can remember...
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