Saturday, April 4, 2009

I realize I haven't blogged in a month

And I'm not entirely sure why or if it means there's something wrong about me. Perhaps the latter is true. I suppose I might be experiencing a midlife crisis. Yeah yeah, so what if I die at 55? I'm down at the pits this early, I might be making a good case for that aren't I?

So I go check out this site Psychology Today on how exactly do I know if I'm really experiencing midlife crisis, and found this interesting tidbit:
"Midlife transition" is a natural stage that happens to many of us at some point (usually at about age 40, give or take 20 years).
Wow! That sure is a large margin! Of course I imagine the author is trying to consider the huge differences in life expectancy from say Africa's 40 to Japan's 80 to maybe Middle Earth's 120?

Anyhow, I can safely say that it's entirely possible that I am indeed suffering one right now. Maybe I should go see their list of symptoms and find out how I'm faring.
  • Boredom and exhaustion, or frantic energy
  • Self-questioning
  • Daydreaming
  • Irritability, unexpected anger
  • Acting on alcohol, drug, food or other compulsions
  • Greatly decreased or increased sexual desire
  • Sexual affairs, especially with someone much younger
  • Greatly decreased or increased ambition
So let's see...
  1. Boredom? Check.
  2. Self-questioning? If this isn't self-questioning, I don't know what is--so check.
  3. Day dreaming? Definitely.
  4. Irritability and unexpected anger... hmm, is it possible I started when I was 10? Anway, check.
  5. Binging... damn it, maybe 7 years old?
  6. Hmm... increased or decreased sexual desire? Not much middle ground here, so I suppose yeah, check.
  7. Whoa! Sexual affairs with someone much younger? Someone half my age perhaps? That would put her to what? 13? Not cool. So no check.
  8. Err... again, no middle ground here. Check.
7 out of 8! 87.5%! I guess that settles it without a doubt. So if you'll excuse me, I'll just go blow away my lifesavings and get a Ferrari now (I wish).


ALiNe said...

wow Ferrari

joyfulchicken said...

9. Balding... check.

philos said...

@Aline: Looks like wishful thinking is a sign of midlife crisis as well hehe

@JC: I'm talking about midlife crisis here, not being middle aged.