5/09/2012

If You Repeat a Lie Often Enough ...

I'm afraid that middle-aged people are liars.  I've recently (very recently) arrived at this juncture and discovered that this whole life stage is cloaked in lies, deceptions and delusions.

Middle-aged people, from hereon to be referred to as MAP, speak lie after lie probably working under the belief that if you repeat a lie often enough everyone will start to believe it is true.  These are some of the statements MAP have talked others into believing.
  • These are the best years of your life.  - Why?  My body is falling apart, I can't remember what you said five minutes ago and no one calls me "Miss" anymore.
  • Your kids can take care of themselves and you don't have to worry about them anymore.  - HA.
  • You can embark on a whole new career.  - Who's going to pay the mortgage while I'm embarking?
  • Fifty is the new 30.  - You have got to be joking.  I don't look or feel anything like I did when I was 30.  And things haven't changed for the better.
  • As a MAP, you have gained so much life experience and are so much wiser now than you were when you were younger.  - If that's true, why do I keep making the same stupid mistakes?
  • You don't care what other people think about you  anymore.  - Then why do so many MAP get plastic surgery?  Why does it take me more time than it used to applying make up?  Why do I bother going to the gym?  Am I really doing all of this just for me?
In case you're wondering what age bracket actually constitutes middle age, I heard on talk radio today that this group includes people from 45 through 64 years old.  

Okay, so I lied when I said very recently.  



12 comments:

  1. HA! This is funny! Although, I do have to encourage you some. I read an article in Forbes Magazine on the top 40 women execs in the US. The article listed the companies they worked for, their salary, what they were in charge of, and how old they were. Every one, everyone of them was in the 48-58 age bracket.

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    1. You're right, this is encouraging. Now if only I were a female executive...

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  2. Rolling in laughter and the truths we have been trying to hide :o)

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    1. It's a giant conspiracy, you know.

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  3. I am just getting closer to those ages, I was always told the 40's were the new 30's but like all your points someone lied, life seems harder at present then ever before!

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    1. ...I was always told the 40's were the new 30's but like all your points someone lied,...
      Love this!

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  4. HA! This is great! Things I can relate to for sure. So true. I guess we're just trying to look on the bright side. Thanks for the chuckle!

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    1. We are trying to look on the bright side ... or we're all living in the same delusion, I can't decide which.

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  5. Ya caught me! I may have said a few of these things!

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    1. Are You the One that started all of this?

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  6. Love your post Elizabeth...I always heard our best years are between 25-35. Thanks for the laugh.
    P.S. don't know why you can't get on my site at times...but thanks for continuing to try.

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  7. This made me laugh so hard. What a lot to look forward to!

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