Milestone birthdays

  • ChicagoSteve

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    Jul 09, 2016 1:30 AM GMT
    So I was thinking, in September I will have a milestone birthday. Some thoughts and observations. I remember my 30th birthday, it doesn't seem all that long ago, I remember it clearly. Before age 30, I didn't pay attention to birthdays very much, I really wasn't very concerned. Right now, I just keep wondering how I got this old, this fast? After 30, and especially after 40, the years just flew by. To all of you younger guys, take the time to appreciate every day, savor every moment. Our time here is so short, it's basically over in the blink of an eye. One day you are 25, the next thing you know you are turning 50. Live life to the fullest, take the opportunities that come your way. Follow your dreams, try not to have any regrets. Be kind to others along the way.
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    Jul 09, 2016 11:41 AM GMT
    remember your the same person forever and age is just a number. your life is a continual experience. appreciate your history
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    Jul 09, 2016 2:37 PM GMT
    I wrote this when I turned 50, almost three years ago. That was a hard milestone to handle, and I felt exactly as you do now. I tend to lie about my age since then because everyone thinks I'm in my early 40s. I believe we should start counting backwards once we hit 50. Why not?

    I hope this helps.

    http://victorrook.com/turning50.htm
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    Jul 09, 2016 3:28 PM GMT
    Age was never a factor for me in life , i went thru quite a lot of milestone birthdays and it was like "what the bloody oath about them " , i just turned 60 a couple of weeks ago and it wasn't big deal ..
    What is a big deal is the pain and aches that comes with age .....
    The more we age , the closer we come close to retirement ...lol...
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    Jul 09, 2016 5:04 PM GMT
    I look back both fondly and sadly about being young, and I feel the same toward aging as well. They both have good and bad to be honest, and it's best not to mourn the past nor to dread the future. Being young is hard when you are chastised for not knowing as much, so you learn as much as you can to stop being chastised only to realize you wasted a lot of time focusing on growth rather than living. My first job was full of older "role models' belittling me and robbing me of my sense of esteem, probably out of jealousy for my youth. To truly enjoy your life you need to simply put yourself on the path that makes you most happy: your age is irrelevant.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 09, 2016 5:49 PM GMT
    For me, my 50th Birthday was my most memorable "milestone" birthday (so far anyway) --- mostly because my friends made it that way. It started out the weekend prior to my birthday with a Palm Springs weekend, then went through the week. My actual 50th birthday landed on a Saturday night, so one of my friends had a party for me. There were so many people there who I had known for 10, 20, 30 years. It was such an amazing night. I'll never forget it.
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    Jul 09, 2016 7:05 PM GMT
    I am approaching one of those milestones in December and planning right now with a friend where I want to celebrate, right now looks like Hawaii since I have enough air miles saved to do that or Las Vegas. I agree, looking back time goes so fast.... in a blink of an eye, but I have learned that so many moments in my life have been great learning lessons that have shaped me. Additionally, continue to work out, eat healthy, and RJ and other sites are an inspiration in what other men have achieved physically so continue training hard, eating right, and taking care of myself emotionally as well....so thanks to all the men out there as well that inspired all of us.
  • leanandclean

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    Jul 09, 2016 8:24 PM GMT
    Men are least satisfied in their late 40's then life gets better again.
  • Nakedman1969

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    Jul 09, 2016 8:45 PM GMT
    Age is just a number I will be 50 ie three years and it doesn't bother me right now. Maybe when it gets closer yes.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jul 10, 2016 3:31 PM GMT
    leanandclean saidMen are least satisfied in their late 40's then life gets better again.




    ^^^This^^^

    I found this to be one of the best surprises in life (at least for me) is that life gets better with every decade. There is something to be said for acquired wisdom and experience when looking at life in general.
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    Jul 10, 2016 6:02 PM GMT
    ChicagoSteve saidSo I was thinking, in September I will have a milestone birthday. Some thoughts and observations. I remember my 30th birthday, it doesn't seem all that long ago, I remember it clearly. Before age 30, I didn't pay attention to birthdays very much, I really wasn't very concerned. Right now, I just keep wondering how I got this old, this fast? After 30, and especially after 40, the years just flew by. To all of you younger guys, take the time to appreciate every day, savor every moment. Our time here is so short, it's basically over in the blink of an eye. One day you are 25, the next thing you know you are turning 50. Live life to the fullest, take the opportunities that come your way. Follow your dreams, try not to have any regrets. Be kind to others along the way.

    My decade birthdays have been special, beginning with 30. I staged a wake in Berlin, Germany, with me "lying in state", the home all decorated in mourning. Only friends who had a taste for the macabre were invited.

    My 40th was a true surprise. I almost walked downstairs in my underwear to a houseful of fellow Army colonels,majors and their spouses, no one having forewarned what awaited me. At the top of the stairs I saw the front door was wide open, so I went back to the dressing room and put on some pants. WHEW!

    50 was a surprise party at the University. I was intending to let it pass and do nothing on my own, kinda didn't wanna think about it. My friends & co-workers had different ideas.

    60 was a very big surprise, quite a mob in a hall, that I entered under false pretenses. And I'd only been living in South Florida for barely 2 years. All these people were new friends & acquaintances, gay & straight. I was very touched that anyone cared about my birthday. I know I didn't. But obviously this made it special.

    Next up is 70, in less than 3 years. I think I'm gonna take a trip and hide out, so no one can find me. LOL!

    And BTW, I'm content being late 60s. Sure I'd like to 20 again, starting all over. But when I look out with these eyes, I'm kinda the same Bob I've always been. My body might disagree, but my mind is the same. Maybe even a little smarter, I dunno. At least I've got lots of memories & experiences, and hopefully the wisdom that can go along with them, that no 20-year-old could ever have.
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    Jul 20, 2016 4:54 PM GMT
    I'm turning 40 on the 26th of August. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
  • bro4bro

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    Jul 21, 2016 3:38 AM GMT
    I'm turning 60 next May - can't wait! The World Outgames are two weeks after my birthday and I plan to burn up the track! I'll be king of the dinosaurs!

    Masters athletes are the only ones who love getting older - every time you enter a new age group, you're running against a slower field...
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jul 21, 2016 4:41 AM GMT
    I'm closing in on knocking on 60's door and while one side of me is going WTF!!!!! the other side is at peace with it. There comes a certain comfort to know the end is near. icon_biggrin.gif kidding. Sucks when you know any day could be your last, but you know, even when you are young any day could be your last. I already out lived a lot of my old friends, relatives and bf's. I find my stress level has actually decreased and that I'm a little more patient and understanding .... oh if I only knew then what I know now.

    All I can say RUN! RUN as fast as you fucking can and keep running and don't stop and don't look back.