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

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“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 younger people) pretending to be red hot stallions. They are strutting around on bad knees believing that they are still capable of “pulling” the baddest or youngest lady of the evening with their 1997 pick-up artist lines.

Another case of “the washed-ups” out here acting like “the right nows”, caught in fantasy and delusion connected to a “hey-day” come and long gone.

These same men will stroll their old asses down memory lane with some of their more mature and well-adjusted buddies. Men that have found success where they are in life and make 40+ years of age look like the best place to be because they love themselves, their lives, and their choices; therefore, they don’t present as arthritis suffering caricatures of their younger selves. The caricature 40s will actually sit in wonder, trying to understand why their friends aren’t choosing to continue life glorifying the “good old days”, in their walk, talk, dress, and life-decisions. They…

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Moon Bastet

Moon Bastet, MBA, MHRM, MPM — Witchy + Educated. Feminist. Tarot Reader. Digital Activist. - Contact: moonbastetwrites@gmail.com