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feeling a 30 year old feel like?
as far as I can remember :o(
You saying I'm an old bastard or what?
My life and brain kind of got derailed in my thirtieth year so nothing feels that normal any more. I'm not sure I'm a good sample candidate. You should specify that people included in your survey have not suffered any unconnected emotional upheaval in the last 12 months to get a truer representation in your study.
I didn't have a crisis of any sort.
31 wasn't such a good year for me.
32 also fine.
If you're generally unhappy with life when you hit 30, you're more likely to go a bit mental when the time approaches. I wasn't, so I was fine.
connected to my age in any way really. I don't know why it would freak people out that much. I mean my fear of death and obsession with mortality has been going on since I was 19, so I guess if you hadn't thought about that before in any depth, 30 would be a proper 'wake up call' that life is passing at an astonishing pace and that death is inevitable and bearing down and will be upon you in a flash.
it's more of the (largely false and unhelpful) perception that time is running out to do certain things (create something good, do music, find a decent job, meet your "life partner"), as these should be achieved as a youngish person. It's not really to do with getting nearer death or anything like that as I have also pondered this at great length and have reached some sort of equilibrium.
I think living in London may make it a hell of a lot easier. If I was still in my home town then by 30 if you aren't married with kids you are regarded as some kind of mentalist.
I went to the theatre, then went home and watched Question Time. Pretty grown up, eh?
I suggest you spend some time this weekend on a child's trampoline and drink lots of cream soda to redress the balance.
yr young at heart. and in the face.
it scared me a fair bit. I try not to think about it.
I've heard some people say that 30 isn't actually so bad once you get there, it is just the anticipation and the perception that you should be doing/have done all these things/be in a certain life situation, by that age. When you get there you realise that is all bollocks and can just go about normal life again. Maybe
I was fucking miserable for a week, refused to 'celebrate' and stomped around like a teenager. When I got past that i didn't feel any different, didn't go and buy a porsche or anything. Was just sad i couldn't be in a boyband anymore :D
Cos I've got money now. And the drug habit isn't taking it all away.
I'm out of my 'what the fuck am I doing' twenties? Twenties are really an extension of teenage years. I'm quite happy with my age now. Although since my bday being 32 has been fucking horrific. That's all changed now too and I've passed the crap. Yay for me.
I imagine. I'm not actually thirty though.
you realise that when as a child you thought people at some point become "adults" was an illusion and we all just continue our teenage till we drop dead, even if due to old age. difference is that you might have a bit more cash, a crushing disillusionment with simplistic radical politics, and "having a career", you know how to repeat some old mistakes and find new ones, and you know how much you can drink before you vomit.
it'll be when the crushing inevitability of all the bad choices you ever made come to drop-kick you in the head.