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originally posted by: lavatrance
I don't get it. I was watching a skateboarding video from the 80's that really got me thinking. Like it dawned on me that when you're younger life is SO MUCH MORE FUN. Like everyday is exciting. Everything is just amazing. Life is worth living. You're passionate about things and people. But as you get older, well, you basically give up. Everything becomes boring, meaningless, dull, tiring, hopeless, stressful, and you almost like go into survival mode.
Like is this normal???
I mean I still try for things and try and do things and enjoy life. But really for the most part there's no joy, no love, no happiness, no hope, no excitment, no authentic fun. It's more or less that you do things out of habits, or whats' familiar to you. Like life is hardly even worth getting out of bed for once you're older. And I'm only in my middle years. I hate to imagine when you're really old and you've had a tone of tragities happen, lots of deaths of close people, lots of pain problems and decease in your body, lots of shattered dreams and career failures, etc etc. Like how would a person deal with all that? But ya it's just totally amazing how miserable life gets the older you get. I just don't get it. Or is it just me? Like I mean, where's the joy, happiness, genuine love, meaning, and hope when you're older?
Just wonder if there's anyway to actually get passionate about life again??? Sometimes feels more like a prison than it does a blessing anymore.
Or am I wrong?
originally posted by: Esoterotica
All the optimism in this thread is making me a little nauseous.
It's painfully obvious that many of you don't suffer from things like anhedonia or nihilistic views of reality.
As rough as my day to day existence is, I'm so thankful I'm not like you.
Like how would a person deal with all that? But ya it's just totally amazing how miserable life gets the older you get. I just don't get it. Or is it just me? Like I mean, where's the joy, happiness, genuine love, meaning, and hope when you're older? Just wonder if there's anyway to actually get passionate about life again???