Mid-Life Crisis: Washed-Up Forties Need to Leave their Foolish Twenties Behind

Maladjusted 40-Somethings Behaving Like Twenty-Somethings are Toxic … and Someone Needs to Say It

Moon Bastet
3 min readOct 17, 2023
Photo by Carolina Heza on Unsplash

“Another case of “the washed-ups” out here acting like “the right nows” …”

You know what’s sad, watching a washed-up forty-something speak from the throne of foolishness and youthful folly that is reserved for teens and twenty-somethings with no regard for the obvious vice life has become to their middle-aged ass.

You know the type.

They had big dreams of being a business tycoon or something similar, but they partied like a rock star instead — so they go around offering unsolicited business advice to friends, lovers, strangers, and co-workers that never asked for it even though they flushed their own business dreams down the tubes years ago … but why stand accountable for that? It is so much easier to pretend to be a fat cat around friends and family, so this becomes their lifestyle. You know, fraud, or being a big old fish in a small young pond. You get it.

You even have impotent men out here that are still behaving is long-strokin’ young City Boys. They are in bars (that are probably filled with…



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