Middle-Aged Are Unhappiest, Study Finds

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http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/04/18/middle-aged-unhappiest-study-finds/

This article jumped out at me this morning as I snuck a quick peek at the news.  It perfectly sums up the reason for this blog, which I’ve been trying to get going so that I can build an audience for the book that I am writing, while at the same time plugging away at writing that book.

We always hear the term “mid-life crisis,” but what does it really mean?  Well, so far, I’ve posted two examples of men who got lost on their journey toward manhood – or stuck in their boyhood, depending on how you look at it.  Their malfeasance is an exaggerated version of our own, hopefully, and their lack of introspection is inherent to their celebrity status.  Still, we have much to learn from them.

Speaking for myself, I experienced my own midlife crisis when the day came that I woke up and realized how short life truly is, and how far I’d strayed from the hopes and dreams I’d had for myself that gave me such optimism when I was younger.  The crisis ended only when I took the measures needed to align my lifestyle with the hopes and dreams that still matter, so that I have the assurance they will come to fruition and become reality long before my earth-bound life is over.

The best, as they say, is truly yet to come…

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After The Shaggin’…

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  Ahh… the wisdom of aging rock stars.  They have so much advice to share with the rest of us whenever they wax philosophical and truthful about the mistakes they’ve made in life.  If only Rod Stewart could have been born twenty years sooner, I might have learned from his recent epiphany, which he explains in this article.  Apparently, the secret to wedded bliss is to postpone marriage until you’ve gotten all of your shagging out of your system.   I assume this means sometime after erectile dysfunction (impotence) has set in, but before tooth and hair loss is complete.  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/03/31/rod-stewart-divorce_n_843288.html