Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Midlife Crisis


At the heart of much speculative fiction (and fiction in general) is a question. What if? On Tuesdays I like to throw one out there and see what you make of it. Do with it as you please. If a for-instance is not specified, feel free to interpret that instance as you wish. And if you find this becomes a novel-length answer, I'd appreciate a thank you in the acknowledgements.
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I was perusing Twitter, as I do, and I stumbled upon this gem: 

 I've been thinking about this one for two days...

16 comments:

  1. Then I'll live into my 90s! I consider the time when my husband suddenly died to be my particularly "harrowing" year. Nothing to consider crises before that. If we all knew that about our mid-life though, we'd live in fear and death will be a self fulfilling prophecy, I think. As for the example, a "harrowing" year at age 24 probably isn't as bad as things to come when you're older!

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    1. With anything, it depends on the individual.

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  2. Actually you've given me a lot of hope, its possible I'm having a midlife crisis right now at 50 but you do realize what this means? I'm going to live to a 100. So thanks and cheers to that idea, me likey.

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  3. Then I am going to live to my mid 90's. Good news!

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  4. I remember having a series of panic attacks around the age of 20 over the fact that life is finite. I'm ten years out from when I could have died and that's good. :)

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    1. Does that mean worse is yet to come? That's either a good thing or a bad thing.

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  5. If I didn't know it, then I wouldn't be worried.
    But if I know "this crisis" is the actual "mid-life crisis", then depending upon when that happens, I would have an idea of how long I'd live, and then I'd have ideas about how I should live the 2nd half my life.

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  6. I should be dead by now but, maybe I will live for another 57 years considering my recent issues.

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    1. Yeah, I think this year qualifies as your crisis year. Good news?

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  7. That's very interesting. Huh.. Now I'm looking back trying to see crisis points! Lol

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  8. Yikes....what a thought but if it happened and I did not know it then I guess it would not matter that much.

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    1. Yeah, if you weren't aware of the crisis point, then it would all be a terrible surprise.

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  9. What an interesting idea. Would someone living in a constant state of crisis never die? Now that's a horrible thought I gave myself. Yikes...

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