Mid-life Youth Crisis OpenTrackback Weekend

We have long feared that the big emotional and financial crisis of adulthood would hit us in middle age.
But these days, we should be much more worried about a meltdown in our 20s.

A study of attitudes across the generations has found that young adults are under more stress than their parents.
The midlife crisis is a myth… it’s the twentysomethings that are REALLY stressed

Middle age or Youth.
Which is more stressful?……….arggggggggggggg!

Is the proverbial “mid life crisis” a mere myth.

You no longer like your job.
You want to sell your house; perhaps buy a boat and sail to some obscure island hideaway.
You buy a red sports car.

You face is wrinkling.
Your once taut muscles are lookin mighty flabby.
Your waist is thickening. Your hair is thinning.
You join a gym fast!

Youth. Ah.


You self medicate to ease the pain of unspoken wounds and long held secrets.
You drink, you smoke…you try desperately to look “hot”, to fit in.

You are left to morally defend for yourself…and you simply do not know how.

Youth has limitations, as does aging.

Who is “more” stressed……….youth or middle aged folks…….

What are we all in search of………Ultimately..ourselves.

Young or old, sweet friends……..

Seek within.
Therein lie the answers.

What say Y’all?

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53 Responses to “Mid-life Youth Crisis OpenTrackback Weekend”

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  2. My Personal “Keep Me Up To Date On The Top News” blog » Mid-life Youth Crisis OpenTrackback Weekend says:

    [...] Check it out! While looking through the blogosphere we stumbled on an interesting post today.Here’s a quick excerptMiddle age or Youth. Which is more stressful?……….arggggggggggggg! Is the proverbial “mid life crisis” a mere myth. You no longer like your job. You want to sell your house; perhaps buy a boat and sail to some obscure island hideaway. … [...]

  3. Leaning Straight Up says:

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  7. The Florida Masochist says:

    I don’t think hearing aids are the answer…

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  8. Always On Watch says:

    The day I turned 49, I bought a Mustang convertible. It’s silver, not red. Matches my hair these days, unless my hairdresser intervenes. ;)

  9. patrickdaniel says:

    Mid life? My life is one long young adventure!

  10. The Florida Masochist says:

    The Knucklehead of the Day award…

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  11. Gayle says:

    Trying to do a trackback to this most excellent post, Angel, but I can’t seem to get HaloScan to come up. I’ll try again later.

  12. DD2 says:

    The other day I went down town and into a shop. I was only there for about 5 minutes and when I came out there was a cop writing out a expired meter parking ticket.on a car that had a bumper sticker on it that said, “Hillary in ’08.”
    I walked over to him I said to him, “Come on, man, how about giving me a freaken break?” He ignored me and continued writing the ticket. So I called him a Freaken Nazi.” He glared at me and wrote another ticket for having worn tires.
    So I called him a “doughnut eating Gestapo moron.” He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first. Then he wrote a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him the more tickets he wrote. After the 5th ticket. I said you know your a real jerk for doing all this crap, so he called for a tow truck to tow away the car.

    I walked around the corner got into my car and went home

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  14. Chris says:

    The “youth” today, at least those who are not blind sheep face more dangers than previous generations. America is not a melting pot anymore, it is a pressure cooker just waiting to explode. There are too many forces working against our nation, and unless enough Americans take action, we are doomed.

    Those who see that, and who still try to earn a living, and take care of their familys, and prepare for the future are indeed under the greatest stress. In the past our enemies have been singular, and the threats clearly defined. Now, they are murky and lurking in the shadows of government, education, our borders, and in our communities- disguised as immigrants and “Americans” but waiting for the right moment to strike.

  15. Jenn says:

    I dunno.. I haven’t reached middle age yet, but my early 20′s were pretty stressfull.

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  20. Joe Gringo says:

    going through a mid life crisis = middle aged folk who are democrats…..that’s a real crisis…………they should know better!

    Have a great weekend.

  21. 123beta says:

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  22. nanc says:

    ahhhhh, youth – always wasted on the young!

    THANK G-D FOR THE FIFTY-SOMETHING YEARS!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOO-OOOOOOOOOOOOOH!

  23. Paul Champagne says:

    My youth was spent in the Army, not much stress doing what you are told. Middle-age is where the stress is … compared to the Army, it’s like living life without a safety net.

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  27. Nuke says:

    Gravity…the great middle-age equalizer. :lol:

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  31. obob says:

    I wish I remembered my 20s. A blur of late nights and missteps.

  32. Daniel Ruwe says:

    I liked DD2′s story. I don’t know about middle age, but college can be stressful.

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  34. Gayle says:

    I say you’re right, Angel. When the main focus of people is to profile, to look “hot”, or “with it”, they lose touch with what’s really important and that’s who they really are. Problem is that particular knowledge isn’t well known by today’s youth, and some people never learn it.

  35. Don L says:

    Hi Angel -love the humor:

    Stress was the teen years – life in the senior lane is merely educational as you learn your body parts one at a time when they break!

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  38. Carl says:

    I honestly do not know why my trackbacks are having so much trouble getting to the blogs I send them to. This latest entry is one I really wish to share and is entitled Historic Photos Of Tallahassee — Andrew N. Edel. It’s a review of a book I received for free by the publisher and I’d like to spread the news with the blogs to which I trackback. I hope you don’t mind me doing this by leaving the info in the comments section. The URL for the entry is http://www.anniemayhem.com/cgi-bin/wordpress/?p=1178

    My other trackback for the day at http://www.anniemayhem.com/cgi-bin/wordpress/?p=1179 didn’t get through properly here either. Stranger and stranger.

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  40. benning says:

    “Youth is wasted on the young.”

    I think we go through many crises, of the sort we term mid-life, throughout our lives. Some just go over-board in their determination to recapture their youth. Perhaps those 20-year-olds are simply feeling their childhood slipping away. I know I felt it. Many, many, many, many years ago. :(

  41. John says:

    Whereever I happen to be at the moment, that is the most stressful.

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  51. Defiant_Infidel says:

    Having just ticked over another digit on the odometer, this post has uncanny personal significance. My mid life crisis came when my father passed away and I suddenly realized I wasn’t immortal. I was 31.

    I would never “go back” to my youth however, even if it was possible. I am very comfortable with the experiences and the wisdom that they birthed, but the stress and competition to scratch out the personal identity thingy was such the exertion that it should only occur once in a lifetime. Faith keeps me engaged and fascination keeps me interested.

    I believe that any perceived higher stress levels that our youth might endure are manufactured by our society’s distance from morality. It is lauded as many things to many folks, but morality is one of the best guidance systems ever created.

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