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Default Advice for a guy turning 36 - 04-21-2017, 16:35 | posts: 2,016 | Location: Chicago

Sunday it happens. I'm officially closer to 40 than 30, on age (technically this happened a day after 35).

Any advice for someone my age that anyone would like to pass down is appreciated. I've learned to respect the knowledge of my elders.
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 16:39 | posts: 13,049 | Location: Scotland

Putting a fork in an electrical outlet is not a good idea, don't do that.

That should prolong your life
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 16:40 | posts: 9,412 | Location: USA

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Putting a fork in an electrical outlet is not a good idea, don't do that.

That should prolong your life
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 16:40 | posts: 416 | Location: NY, USA

From someone who is now over 40, i have some advice.

Enjoy every nano-second that your still under 40. Also, don't think about your age, it will only age you faster.
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 16:40 | posts: 3,752 | Location: UK

I got some advice, stay off my lawn, young whippersnapper.
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 17:37 | posts: 662 | Location: Argentina

I'm 24yr ... sorry lol
But in your position i will buy a Harley Davidson before turning 40
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 18:13 | posts: 1,646 | Location: Serbia, Indjija

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Putting a fork in an electrical outlet is not a good idea, don't do that.

That should prolong your life
^^^^

This was a bit hard day for me, this comment just made my day much better, thanks man!

OP, what can I say, enjoy your life!
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 18:33 | posts: 6,459 | Location: Oregon

One word: MGTOW
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 21:20 | posts: 2,016 | Location: Chicago

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Putting a fork in an electrical outlet is not a good idea, don't do that.

That should prolong your life
This was one of your nicer comments toward me. I'll be grateful for it. Lol.
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 21:20 | posts: 2,016 | Location: Chicago

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From someone who is now over 40, i have some advice.

Enjoy every nano-second that your still under 40. Also, don't think about your age, it will only age you faster.
Appreciate the advice. Trying not to focus on it! Easier said than done!
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 21:36 | posts: 2,207 | Location: UK

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Sunday it happens. I'm officially closer to 40 than 30, on age (technically this happened a day after 35).

Any advice for someone my age that anyone would like to pass down is appreciated. I've learned to respect the knowledge of my elders.
Go stab some colleagues in the back to get ahead so you can retire in 5 years.
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 22:07 | posts: 1,696

Live your life as you see fit. Other than that, make sure you are funding your 401K/retirement account that at least meets the company's maximum match requirements (smartest money you'll ever invest).
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 22:13 | posts: 410 | Location: Blighty

Recently turned 33 here and am increasingly aware that there are many things in the world that I haven't experienced but want to. Unfortunately I'm also aware that my window for doing the more physically demanding things I want to do is shrinking fast. I'm going to say that 45 is going to be the point at which I'm going to have to start crossing things off the bucket list if I haven't done them by then, though I'm fortunate enough to look younger than I am (people always put my age under 30, sometimes nearer 25), so I might be able to extend that to 50.

Christ. Only feels like yesterday I turned 30. That was a day that made me feel old. Still haven't got out of feeling ~22 though!
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 23:12 | posts: 1,280 | Location: United Kingdom

Join the gym and watch what you eat would be my advise. 35+ is like a cut off point for any bad health habits you might have. To think.... in a few generations after we die we would have perfected the aging process and humans might live to be 150 if not then eternal life. Scientists have already succeeded in reversing the age of cells in mice. Link
   
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Default 04-21-2017, 23:28 | posts: 6,977 | Location: BC, Canada

I'm following in your foot steps.. I turn 36 later this year.

Let me start by saying, Happy (try to be) Birthday. I had the most difficulty with 30, so 36 for me is a non-issue.

However, I see where you're coming from. Its daunting for sure.

Best advice I can give is, enjoy your life and do what you want to do. Don't let age scare you into doing or not doing things. Listen to yourself and your body, and do what makes you happy, at ANY age.

You only have one life after all.. make it count! Don't let age get in the way!!
   
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Default 04-22-2017, 00:21 | posts: 733 | Location: Ecuador

go walking at any particular time of the day or night, what ever suits you, with music.

then after a month step up your game, and jog, keep the pace low, you are not trying to get into contest with anyone, nor trying to be an athlete.

once you are confident enough, you can join a gym. lose weight first, so the fat lowers and then once u hit the gym you start seeing results from the muscle gain and get motivated by it.

do this, and life will be merrier, as you feel more attractive, and healthy, dont set any goals, as a healthy life does not have an end.

a lifestyle is forever.

peace.


bonus; use stevia instead of sugar in coffee or anything you drink, oh and with meals ditch any juice, replace with water. you dont need a diet, just need to lower you sugar intake.

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Default 04-22-2017, 12:17 | posts: 14

Live for yourself, not for the babylon system.
   
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Default 04-22-2017, 15:03 | posts: 1,884 | Location: Portugal

SerotoNiN, get off the train tracks you freaking lunatic.
   
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Default 04-22-2017, 20:38 | posts: 18 | Location: NE England

Ask yourself why your age matters, you're not that close to death so there must be something bubbling underneath that you feel is important? You know the answer before posting but are not willing to divulge!
   
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Default 04-22-2017, 21:48 | posts: 2,871 | Location: far,far from home

Just look around what vast majority of people of this age do and take notice, because those exactly the things you need to avoid doing!

Don't let yourself go, don't get a beer belly, loose your "young look".

Don't say: "When i was your age", or same stuff, you are putting yourself at a specific age, or place in time.Just listen and smile and say :I do things this or that way.

Take a different route each day for getting at home/work, you will avoid routine, just as it is.

Force yourself to listen to a brand new songs/album/band/style, you will never know when you will say: Where was this music all my life and i didn't knew about it?

Have sex.Lots of it.Like a rabbit.Time is ireversible and your little friend someday will fail you.

Live the moment, but don't go overboard.Just spend time as YOU see fit with whom matters most for you.

Hope i didn't make you laugh or raise a eyebrow, this is what one is doing at 38 years old.


   
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Default 04-22-2017, 22:24 | posts: 2,601 | Location: Novi Sad, Serbia

Apparently, if you don't grow up by the time you're 50 you don't have to. It says so on the Internet so it must be true, wha'? Also, grow a beer belly and let yourself go. F! the system! Who cares?! If somebody shuns you for your appearance, they don't deserve to be your friend. Good luck surviving the next 14 years (I've got less than 4 to go meself). Just don't get a job in a bank or a similar soulless institution and you'll be fine.
   
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Default 04-23-2017, 03:05 | posts: 2,016 | Location: Chicago

Thanks for all of the replies guys!

So, to those saying get healthy...I started that process over a year ago. I was 260lbs - as of this morning I am 194lbs. I'm 6 feet and a quarter inch. Damn it that quarter inch counts! I took up jogging and being physically active. I was an alcoholic for about 7 years. Didn't watch my eating, etc. I'm still dieting, as I want to get to about 180, my BMI still considers me overweight, and I made a promise to myself to at least get to "average" (25.0) which is quite an accomplishment for an American, we tend to get pretty damn fat.

So why is age a bother? Because sober and healthy, I'm mad at myself for wasting 7 years doing stupid stuff. More, my mom died at 41. So the closer I get to that number, the more anxiety I feel.

Based on my screen name, you can see I suffer from depression. I suffer from something called atypical depression and have since 19. It's been a struggle, it's put life on hold many times, which in part began my drinking issues, which is common for people with atypical depression. Drinking gave me an escape from my mental issue, but just created a whole slew of new ones.

I suppose it's better I got in shape, sober and healthy at 35 than never at all or at 65, etc.

I feel like I'm just starting to live again. So the number scares me, because there's a lot I want to do now that I'm not wasting my life in a bar feeling sorry for myself. I will say, at this point at least, I'm fortunate with my looks. Most people guess I'm between 28 and 30. Everyone is slightly taken back when I say, "no...I'll be 36". So I suppose that's good! I credit my genetics.

I appreciate the kind words of advice and take them seriously. Thank you to everyone for replying.

Funny note to end this. My birthday is tomorrow, I know I'm getting old. Why? I spent today installing a new water heater, and was excited about it! Lol. Oye..Adulting...smh.
   
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Default 04-23-2017, 03:16 | posts: 4,103 | Location: Beech Island SC,USA

You will be fine bro!....its called mid life crisis and yes 36 is when it happens!...

36 is when I new I was a Man and nothing could take me down...

dam I looked good back then/ women all over me.
   
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Default 04-23-2017, 13:46 | posts: 1,884 | Location: Portugal

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Funny note to end this. My birthday is tomorrow, I know I'm getting old. Why? I spent today installing a new water heater, and was excited about it! Lol. Oye..Adulting...smh.
Damn! That must be one sweet water heater!
   
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Default 04-23-2017, 13:55 | posts: 2,016 | Location: Chicago

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Damn! That must be one sweet water heater!
Your two posts leave me...I'm not sure if you're trolling or just being playful lol.
   
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