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mid-life crisis

I found this website a little while ago and whilst it amused me at one level, it also led to me wondering... am I indeed suffering a mid-life crisis? Shall we see? Looking into the mirror and you no longer recognize yourself - No, that is me. Definitely. Desiring to quit a good job - Yes, but this is always the case. Unexplained bouts of depression when doing tasks that used to make you happy - No Changing or investigating new religions, churches or new age philosophy - No Change of habits. Activities which used to bring pleasure now are boring. Unable to complete or concentrate on tasks which used to be easy - No It feels good to get hurt - Um, no. What? Really? Wanting to run away from everything - No, although an occasional escape to the seaside wouldn't hurt A desire to get into physical shape - For the last goodness knows how many years... Irritability or unexpected anger - always grumpy (mostly always) Change in allergies - What?! Desire for physical -Free Flowing- movement (Running, Biking, Dance, Fast red sports cars, Sky diving, etc) - Love me Brompton Exploring new musical tastes - No, no more than usual Sudden desire to learn how to play an instrument - No, but attracted to the ukelelelele Sudden interest in drawing, painting, writing books or poetry - always been there Shifting sleep patterns (Typically to less) - No more than normal Thinking about death, wondering about the nature of death - More so, yes. Changes to the balance of vitamins you take. Or taking dietary supplements for the purposes of extending life - Hahahaha. No Extreme changes to what you eat - Less cake. No, more cake. Less, more. Not sure. Excessively buying new clothes and taking more time to look good - Hahahaha. Good one. No. Hair changes. (Natural changes in thickness, luster, color or Assisted changes in dying hair suddenly or shaving your head bald) - *raises eyebrow* No A desire to surround yourself with different settings - Normal stuff Hanging out with a different generation as their energy and ideas stimulate you - *sigh* Restarting things, which you dropped 20 years earlier - Can't remember that far back Upset at where society is going. Experience a desire to change the world for the better - grumpier, so probably yes Feeling trapped or tied down by fiscal responsibilities - always Leaving (Mentally or Physically) family or feeling trapped in current family relationships - um, no A desire to teach others or become a healer - No. Desiring a simple life - always Excessively looking back to one’s childhood - Not really. Playing again just to play! - Seriously, can't we all just do this? Keep re-asking yourself: “Where am I going with my life?” - Always. I think re-evaluation is healthy. Getting fixated on new “wonder” solutions to problems - No Recently experiencing something extremely stressful. Stress can trigger a Midlife transformation. Some examples include: Changing Jobs, Divorce, Death of someone close, Chemical/Toxic exposure upon the body or experiencing a major illness - Possibly. Probably not. Doing things that get you into trouble when it surprises everyone as being out of character - Not that I know of. Someone unexpectedly exclaims: “You are going through a midlife crisis!” - Shaddup.

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