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I Am Over 40

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    40's....the New 20s'??

    How I got to be this old, I'm not quite sure.  I remember like yesterday being 18 and then BAM!!!!  I'm in my 40s and some might say middle aged. Midlife crisis and all, the 40's both suck and rock!!  I'm not feeling the need for a corvette but I do enjoy finding...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s 41-45, M 20 Responses Nov 25, 2008

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    I'm over 40 I love house music I love hip hop I

    love my mum I love fishing I love hunting I love sex I love my children I love good people I love the under dog I love people that have been bullied I love to see and sought bully's out I love people that have done it hard I love real and I love my pug dog cause a cuddly loving...
    wayno4 wayno4 46-50, M Jun 7, 2015

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    Chronologically. Physically 80.

    Mentally fluid from seven to twenty seven.
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 14, 2015

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    Is It A Bad Thing?

    I am over 40. I don't know why, but is it a bad thing? As I sit here, I don't think it is a bad thing. I am still me. But going out into the world, and inviting part of the world into my home via the TV and movies and computer, I am bombarded by a youth culture that now excludes...
    Els3 Els3 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2013

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    I am currently 44 years old

    and was born in 1969. I will be 45 later this year.
    momwearingpink momwearingpink 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 11, 2014

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    Sadly:( My eyes are dim my hair is grey oh

    where is my walking stick today....lol
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 24, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 15, 2015

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    I will be 44 this year.

    I was born in 1972, so I am an old broad, LOL:)
    JennyTom JennyTom 41-45, F 48 Responses Jan 30

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    cwelechi02 cwelechi02 41-45, M Jan 30

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    Although 46, yet I dont feel like it,

    should be blessed but then ppl intrupt and try to force their own age perception & the norms of wiser age, only then I do feel the ( age's burdan)
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 22, 2015

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    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M 5 Responses Jan 3

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    Thoughts On Being Over 40

    In a few short words I can sum up my total experience being over 40..."If I Only Knew Then, All I Know Now"...............................................But as an old Japanese Proverb says:"Let what is past flow away downstream."   
    Dlyn Dlyn 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    I never used a computer in college.

    I didn't know anyone who had one, either. Nobody had a cell phone, and nobody needed one. Music was on CDs and cassettes, and even vinyl. And it was worth listening to. The only Kardashian we knew of was OJ's lawyer. **** had to be purchased. In person. Flying on...
    RoadFlasher RoadFlasher 41-45, M Mar 21, 2015

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    Yes i am although i dont look

    that way ,but please people under 30? I dont friend you! and mostly if you just want to chat one thing or see pic! no im not interested.
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 2, 2015

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    Mid-Life Crisis Is Real?

    I am over 40 and seem to be coming to the realization that the mid-life crisis is real!  (Oh nooo!) When I was younger I always thought it was a myth, like the Loch Ness monster or "Bigfoot" but recently I seem to be caught in the middle of it. I have a good...
    Ladybird1503 Ladybird1503 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 2, 2008

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    I am 46 and starting over.

    That is scary. I was recently divorced and now I find myself in my 40s, unemployed, and a single Mom. This was not what I had planned. I feel like I was a fool for being tricked for 17 years by my husband. I have many regrets, but now...how does one start over when others my age...
    Mazy46 Mazy46 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M May 16, 2015

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    Oh, I am definitely over forty.

    I can remember a lot of historical events. I have lived through six decades, two centuries and one millennium. I have nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. I have watched my hometown become a city. I have seen lots of changes. I have a half century milestone with...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 12, 2015

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    Wildman43055 Wildman43055 46-50, M Jan 11, 2015

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    I Am Actually Fuming Right Now!!

    I've only noticed blatant AGEISM over the past couple of years when I hit my late 40's Before that and STILL NOW I do feel young at heart but MANY people cannot help but REMIND me for some reason that I AM OLD! lol Over the past month alone I have had an ex boyfriend message me...
    cazzap06 cazzap06 46-50 3 Responses Jan 24, 2012

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    Omg I'm Over 40?

    I had my son at 38 and I focused on raising him and next time I looked in the mirror, poof! I was this older person... I feel like my life just fast-forwarded over a decade and I am now part of a group called "mature" "older".
    B3lla01 B3lla01 46-50, F 14 Responses Feb 20, 2011

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    justmyself11 justmyself11 51-55, M 5 Responses Jan 4

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    Reveling In My Femininity!

    Wonder of wonders but I have never enjoyed being feminine than right now when I am over 40. I am almost always wearing dresses that flatter or accentuate my curves. I also love wearing lacy and silky undergarments, it feels delicious! But more than what can be seen outside, it is...
    alexisalex alexisalex 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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    Over 40

    Hi, I am wondering how many people are over 40. I am female. Kids are grown and gone. I am trying to get a life, find someone to talk to about life in general and share experiences. I love to read. I am a depressed, low self esteem, anxieties etc. but sometimes I think it is...
    Cassandra Cassandra 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 10, 2007

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    I was told recently by a man I'm dating

    that a woman in her 40s shouldn't have so many demands on a man. I think it's called standards, not demands..why should I settle for less than love, respect and happiness just because I'm in my 40s? Does a woman lose her worth after a certain age? I honestly don't get it...
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    and it so cool. You can finally say no to

    social events that you did not want to go to in your 20-30 range but said yes. 56 now and just started to age. Irish, fair, and evidenced by my profile, have had a few bad years since marrying late in life.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 4

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    What is age? Is it a number

    that must place you into a certain category of how or why you must act or be ? So I''m over 40, big deal but I'm not a pro athlete or movie star or rock star so I'm not cool anymore?I'm just your average simple everyday man.Do what I must do to survive.Live one day at a time.I...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M Jan 18, 2015

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    How did this happen? Where did the 80s,

    90s and (Lord have mercy) the 00s go?? I did not give them permission to pass so quickly.... In truth- in less than a year I'll be 50. As a youth I would have condemned such an advanced age as being definitely crumbly. Past it. Verging on coffin dodger status. But (cliche...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    I turned 41 now... my estranged romance with an

    old girlfriend after a marriage to complicated lady, that I thought I could help..... leaves me with 2 children I love very much, and one girl that I can hear, "you don't know how many wanted to take mike on an iceberg tour"..... OMG, then we continued to feed eachother fears...
    CannabisDad CannabisDad 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    armyman1001 armyman1001 36-40, M Jan 6

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    Indeed I am. More than this- 50 approaches

    apace- six of your earth weeks distant- And I be afeared of it. How did this happen? Surely 'twas but the twinkle of an eye ago that I was a black clad failed Goth desperately trying to look as though I had TB...
    Daftusername Daftusername 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    ilovebustyfemales ilovebustyfemales 41-45, M Aug 7, 2015

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    I Am Over 40 And It Is A Blast!

    WOW! I am over the age of 40 years young. As a matter of Fact I am 48! In my days as a child, thinking about being an old age was scary because to us 48 was soooooo...old. lol! As a Adult I have never been intimadated by age and find that in aging you become wise through life...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    If You Are Over 40...you May Find This Hilarious

    When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning....Uphill....Barefoot....Both Ways....yadda, yadda, yadda. And I remember promising...
    Blueeyedaquarian Blueeyedaquarian 41-45, F 7 Responses Jun 4, 2010

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    45 today..people say a woman can't be over 40

    and fabulous..I say..I'm a better and happier, healthier woman today than when I turned 25
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 46-50, F 49 Responses Jan 17, 2015

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    Around 36 I Really Started To Notice

    I had a child at the age of 24 and one at 28 and I didn't feel any different.I noticed the first changes, in myself, around 36 when I needed glasses full time and not just for reading.  The opt. said that once we hit our 30s the eye starts to change shape, from round to oval and...
    MsBlueDreamer MsBlueDreamer 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2011

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    leo10866 leo10866 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 6, 2015

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    yup....I'll finally admit it.

    ...I'm over 40 And fabulous....
    Lloorrii2 Lloorrii2 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 1

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    armyman1001 armyman1001 36-40, M Jan 4

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    The Golden Years

    I had wondered what "being old" would mean to me. I'd heard that every year I would feel worse. I was told that if I didn't lose weight I'd be doomed to develop diabetes because it "runs in the family". I'd been warned that if I didn't save enough money I wouldn't be able to...
    123willow 123willow 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    Having a birthday soon

    and I have no idea what I want! I know I don't want 42 candles on my cake! :))
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses May 14, 2014

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    I feel that I still have a good 10 years in which I could turn things around for myself but it will probably go by very fast And if I continue to do what I do each day in 10 years...
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    Okay so ... I'm only 20, I believe I overthink waayyyyy too much for me to be so young. I was recently presented with the opportunity to take a vacation out of the country but I...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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