The Secret to Avoiding a Midlife Crisis
After watching some one I know (who is now in their 5th decade of life and) still trying to negotiate some of the lessons and challenges that come to all of us...
I think I've figured out my friend's secret:
REFUSE TO GROW UP!
That's it- just refuse to learn life's lessons in their day and time.
That way - you will NEVER get to the point of facing a MIDLIFE crisis, not even in your 50s- because you will still be stuck (forever!) on the life lessons of adolescence and early adulthood. ya.
Hmmm- this plan actually appears to be very effective at totally postponing a midlife crisis for SO long that it's a given that you'll never even GET to it, let alone suffer through it!
But, as I observe my friend, I'm not sure that I am willing to pay that price!- For me the lessons of adolescence and early adulthood were difficult enough to live through and learn! And they weren't such lovely times that I would sign up in any way to keep having them over and over again- no matter what else that might help me avoid!
No- I will surrender and get old;
in fact, I think I'm in that line right now!
(Must be time to go by a red convertible! :-)
(Oh wait- I already DID that!)
(And it wasn't nearly as much fun as I thought it would be!!)