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46. Re: Into the Black Mar 7, 2019, 09:21 Beamer
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 7, 2019, 09:05:
Beamer wrote on Mar 7, 2019, 08:20:
There is nothing wrong with, or new about, people in their 20s being shell-shocked about hitting 30. You probably did it.
I realize this wasn't addressed to me, but I wanted to comment on it. It's possible Kxmode didn't experience this, every one is different and has different perceptions especially about the nature of themselves. Speaking personally, I never was surprised or "shell-shocked" about reaching any age. But then I'm an odd bird, when I'm asked my age I usually have to take a second to calculate it. Since my pre-teens when I stopped have birthday parties I simply started ignoring my birthday and my age.

That said, I would agree with Beamer that this type of personal reaction to reaching "mile marker" birthdays is not uncommon.

I think, for most guys, it's generally a bit different, as you say, our birthdays stop being something we much care about at an early age and something we instead don't think about unless a significant other throws a party for us. Then again, it's far less important in society for men, as we neither have a Sweet 16 as a big deal, nor do we get as many questions about being single in our 30s, nor do we see our peers getting less and less work as actors when they hit 30 (seriously, just look at Hollywood and see how many women get leading roles above 30 that don't involve being a parent.)

Speaking of Hollywood, there are dozens of movies in the 80s and 90s about someone freaking out about hitting 30. I can't think of any in the 70s, but there were certainly ones with a woman lying about being under 30, or joking about turning 29 again.
 



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