being middle aged is depressing

the gen above is going mental and dying

the gen below (for those who have them) are understandably freaking out about the whole global wtf situation

there is no realistic prospect of exciting new adventures, it's just plodding on until nursing home time

I mean being 20 was depressing too but things MIGHT have picked up then

Really depressing will be when your own generation starts to die

And when everyone you knew in your youth is dead 

I have by and large enjoyed my 40s more than my 30s - more comfortable in my skin and less pressure and more time for outside interests friends and family