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Midlife crisis question...

Asked by syz (35649points) October 11th, 2008

Are you satisfied with your life? Are you where you thought you would be as a teen? Are you ever bored or restless?

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loser's avatar

I am bored and restless.

simone54's avatar

That’s how it is for everyone.

gailcalled's avatar

I am well beyond middle age and am content and never bored. When I was a teen, the fantasy of my life was much different. Some of that came true, some didn’t. Today I drove Milo to the Humane society near the Hudson River. As I drove, the Catskills hove into view across the river, the sky was cobalt and the leaves were at their peak.

Gas had dropped to $3.26, Milo did not puke in the car, he loved his manicure after he stopped grumping and the flowers have not yet been hit by a hard frost. My sister gave me a fresh beet, large enough to eat roasted with a spoon. Meet the beet, I thought. It gets my vote.

gimmedat's avatar

I am satisfied. I love my family, I have healthy, so far well adjusted kidlets, I like my job, I have religion that is meaningful to me, I have friends who care, and I have time. I am satisfied most of all because I accept that I have done the best that I knew at each step of my life. If I could have made better choices, I didn’t see it at the time, I acted from my best.

SuperMouse's avatar

1. I’m getting there.
2. I’m not anywhere near where I thought I would be at this point.
3. I’m rarely bored or restless these days.

I am about 65% through a raging midlife crisis that is changing everything I thought I knew. It is exhilarating, nerve wracking, exciting and terrifying all at the same time. When it began, I did what I always do at times like this: I bought a book!

augustlan's avatar

1) Pretty satisfied, hoping to be more so.
2) Not even close!
3) Yes…looking forward to a new venture.

nocountry2's avatar

I am only 28 but seriously dissatisfied with my life right now – I’ve been a housewife for the last 4 months while my husband adjusted to a new job, and I am so bored and depressed because I feel useless and am not sure what my calling is yet.

tinyfaery's avatar

I know it’s long, but I never make long posts. Read it. Please. It will cheer me up. I’m kind of down today. :(

1. For the most part, I’m not satisfied with my life. The only part I’m satisfied with is my marriage. I’m really restless and discouraged when it comes to my work life. I thought I’d have it all figured out by now, at least career wise, but that is so far from reality. My new job is okay, but I have no idea what would really make me satisfied with the way I spend my time and earn money. What I want to do is work with animals, but how can I restart my life now that I have another person and 7 animals to worry about?

2. I have never been a goal setter, or a planner, so I never really thought about what I’d be like or what I’d be doing when I hit my mid-30s. I used to say that all I wanted to do was to find someone I could love and could love me, and help people/animals. My opinion of people has changed a lot since then, but I’d still like to spend my time and earn my money by contributing to the well-being of others and the world around me.

3. Yes. Yes. Yes. Sometimes I feel very old; like I’ve done everything, experienced everything, and there is no reason to keep on going. But this is kind of my personality; I’ve always experienced the ennui of life. Plus, I live in my head, in an idealized microcosm, and this type of existence does not bode well for living in the “real world”.

Nimis's avatar

I’m very happy with my life.
I’m not dis-satisfied, but I’m not-yet-satisfied.
Meaning, I’m not done wanting more.
But wanting more doesn’t mean I’m unhappy with what I have.

What Augustlan said, not even close!
But I’m thinking this is probably a good thing.

Never bored, always restless.

Divalicious's avatar

Have I had a mid-life crisis? I wonder.

I’ve been divorced for 2 years now (pumping fist into the air… yes yes YES!) Indubitably satisfied with where I am now, compared to where I’ve been.

I’m not where I thought I would be as a teenager. I thought I would be working in an office, and instead I have a job that alternates between mind numbing boredom and sheer terror. Woo hoo!

I’m never bored and never restless. I strive to keep learning and growing.

boffin's avatar

Are you satisfied with your life? Yes
Are you where you thought you would be as a teen? No. I thought I would be dead at 30–35 tops!
Are you ever bored or restless? No, I have embraced life and my suroundings…I am very content with who and where I am….
Life is good…...

deaddolly's avatar

I’m always bored and restless.

@Boffin I was SURE I’d be dead by age 30. Die young;stay pretty.

I am, however, content with my life. I’ve been thru a lot and have managed to not go totally insane in the process. I do still get bored…but everyone does.

jvgr's avatar

When I became bored in a work related situation it was always because I knew that I had reached a point where future learning, in that setting, would be limited. Because I like to be challenged, I would seek other opportunities.

There was a time when I thought I had it all. When boredom set in, I realized, eventually, that I no longer had any goals for myself. I think goals are important in all stages and aspects in my life.

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