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The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby chillicamper » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:48 am

As some of you may know I have a VW camper............no really, I have. I know I keep it quiet ;) :lol:

Anyhow, I was recently speaking to one of the mums of a friend of Ds and she referred to my beloved camper as "oh yes, your mid life crisis vehicle'! Cheek :shock: I'm not sure what offended me the most. The fact that she thought I was having a crisis or the fact she thought I was middle aged. :lol:

I bought the camper 3 years ago when I was 37.....does that qualify as middle aged?? I've always loved old VWs and had Beetles in the past.


So, I got to thinking. Now I am nearly 41, should I be having a mid life crisis? If so what do I need to do?

What have all you lovely people done or bought whilst having a crisis? :think:


..............not that any of you look over 40 by the way. :oops: ............nearer 30 I'd say........maybe even 27.....errrrrr ;)
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby ChristianBecker » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:00 am

While I'm much too young for a midlife crisis, I thought midlife-crisis cars were more of the posh kind, with which you could impress young wimmin (dunno if that works, though, since you're more probably impressing other males of all ages and I'm not sure that'd be what most people with those cars would want ...).
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby Jason » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:29 am

I'm 41 now and not had a mid life crisis yet. I suspect that I probably couldn't afford one even if I wanted too. I'm not really into cars or bikes (I see them as utilitarian devices for getting me from a to b) so I doubt I would suddenly rush off to buy an expensive car.
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby chillicamper » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:43 am

Yup. I thought that this lady thinking that a different car choice was a mid life crisis said more about her and her lifestyle than about me.

I've always wanted a VW camper and it took me many years to be in a position to buy one. Even then I had to sell my 'normal' car to afford it and now use the camper as an every day car - it's not just a weekend car, kept pampered in a garage.

What got me thinking about this subject more was that I then walked past the barbers during my lunchtime last week and saw a chap coming out with an extremely over the top hair do - he was probably mid 40s and it got me thinking - did he have that haircut in a mid life 'got to have a change' moment of thinking? Could he not afford a flash car or motorbike and was looking for other was to express how he felt? Or had he always just looked a bit silly :lol:
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby Dotsie » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:52 am

We've stopped buying frivolous things, and we're having a family! Deliriously happy!!! Oh yes!! Not a crisis at all!!!!!

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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby The Mad Collector » Mon Jan 28, 2013 8:35 am

Well I suppose jacking in a well paid job in IT and buying a teddy bear shop at the age of 49 could be seen as mid life crisis act. But what I really wanted was to get out of a young persons job, 24 hour system support and having to travel all over the place at a moments notice, not knowing when you will get back is no fun after 20 years of it. The problem was I was good at it so there was no way I was ever going to be promoted out of that position but I was heartily sick of motorways, airports and living in hotels.
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby raptornx01 » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:01 am

I always considered the whole Mid-life crisis thing to be, not so much what you buy, but just doing things or at the very least having this strong desire to do things, you had always wanted to do when you were younger, but didn't. and maybe a little depression or feeling of being trapped in your life to go along with it.

there have been times with me in the last year where I felt like I was having said crisis.
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby Tonyblack » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:50 am

Getting a sports car or powerful motorbike makes sense when you are older. You certainly couldn't afford the insurance when you were younger. :lol:

I'm 55 this year. I think I've probably missed my mid life (unless I live to be 110. :? )
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby Tiffany » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:10 am

I don't think I ever had a mid-life crisis as such. Unless you consider hoarding/collecting things that, but I am trying to curb this tendency now. :mrgreen:
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby wicked woman » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:52 pm

Don't feel like I'm middle aged, after all I'm not 60 yet. Think I'm going to skip middle age and wake up one day and realise that I'm old.
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby Batty » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:10 pm

The Mad Collector wrote:Well I suppose jacking in a well paid job in IT and buying a teddy bear shop at the age of 49 could be seen as mid life crisis act. ...

Seems perfectly sensible to me!How can doing something you love be a crisis?? Especially when you can natter away to your little friends all day?!
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby Catch-up » Mon Jan 28, 2013 1:24 pm

chillicamper wrote:Yup. I thought that this lady thinking that a different car choice was a mid life crisis said more about her and her lifestyle than about me.


Exactly!

When I think of a mid-life crisis, I think of people (men or women) completely ditching what they have, like their family, because they think they can live the life they did, or didn't, live when they were younger. They've somehow gotten the idea that there's something better out there for them, or more exciting - I don't know.

Changing careers or trying something new, or getting something you've always wanted, does not count as a crisis in my book. Usually when people get older they're able to afford things they couldn't before or have more confidence to try something they've always wanted to try. You watch - one day I'm going to be a stuntman. 8-) :lol:
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby chris.ph » Mon Jan 28, 2013 6:29 pm

imm 43 i collect watches and im going to buy an xk8 :dance: :dance: :dance: wot midlife crisis :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby Ghost » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:38 pm

chris.ph wrote:imm 43 i collect watches and im going to buy an xk8 :dance: :dance: :dance: wot midlife crisis :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think thats less midlife crisis more OCD :P
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Re: The Mid Life Crisis Thread

Postby Alanz » Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:45 pm

Thank God us Dragons live a long time ( i live in hope anyway) :lol:
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