Does it get better with age ?

New lMfr26
Jan 18 86 Comments

I am 27 . TC 328. I want to acknowledge my privilege.

I want to ask all the old (35 and over) people here : does life get better as you get older?

I can forsee some things in the near future which would potentially suck:

1.) harder to progress from t6 and beyond . TC stagnation.
2.) parents getting sick
3.) realizing you married the wrong person
4.) regret making babies with that person
5.) coming to terms with the fact that you have significantly less options than you did when you were single , childfree, and had healthy parents (see 6&7)
6.) seeing younger colleagues who aren’t “tied down” taking PTO to travel around the world
7.) not having the resources/time for hobbies
8.) worrying about if your kids don’t like you
9.) your children’s health
10.) feeling like you cant keep up anymore

these are things that I observed from working with people who are above 36 and settled in life. I guess whatI am really asking is, what can I do to hedge against the inevitable ?

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TOP 86 Comments
  • Drift VMx00
    Life gets better. We’re swimming in passive income now in our early 40’s, going to enjoy probably 2 incredible IPOs that will move us from rich to wealthy, having kids is awesome, and my wife of 10yrs still has a hot yoga body + still thirsty in bed for me.
    Jan 18 12
    • Cant downscale escape velocity unless you take LSD while having your Schwab account open on your browser
      Jan 18
    • Drift VMx00
      Oh, I could stay in CA, I just don’t see the point in throwing away $500-700k in taxes that I could otherwise spend on a personal asset like a luxury home in a tier 2 city that isn’t a lib carnival like CA. Can always fly back and AirBnB a month or two here in the future if we want to enjoy Tahoe or other CA spots, but tbh, there are great places in CO, WY, MT and other western states we’d get just as much scenic outdoor adventure from.
      Jan 19
  • Jet $$$$$&
    Yeah when you get older you realize all this total comp shit is completely useless.
    Jan 18 1
    • Buffalo Wild Wings ThaiCurry
      Haha, good one.
      Jan 18
  • Microsoft
    boioioingg

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    boioioinggmore
    You lost me at the drivel about privilege
    Jan 18 0
  • Synopsys deadbeet
    I am 35 at half your TC ... been through most of it...
    Two suggestion
    1. Money is never enough... strive for happiness and not high bank balance.
    2. Keep living your preset... worrying about future or regretting the past kills your present
    Jan 18 2
    • New lMfr26
      OP
      2.) Then why does everyone keep on telling me to max out my 401k
      Jan 18
    • Facebook LJEu03
      Because that’s smart money management.

      Smart money management /= maximizing or chasing TC
      Jan 18
  • Brightcove moosepuck
    Life doesn’t get worse as you get older, it just gets different. It’s up to you to find the silver linings and make the best of each stage. You only have one life.
    Jan 18 0
  • Expedia Group
    duckduckfu

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    duckduckfumore
    This is just incredibly stupid. Just stay a loner. You shouldn't judge how your life will be based on others.
    Jan 18 5
    • Red Hat fh46xj
      OP++ 😎👍🏻
      Jan 18
    • Expedia Group
      rsvw23f

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      rsvw23fmore
      Life gets way better as you get older as things other than TC will matter more.
      Jan 19
  • Google zzz54
    Depends on the person. Reading your post, I am pretty confident that it's all downhill for you from here.
    Jan 18 3
    • Google zzz54
      Hey hey, Great comeback!!
      Jan 18
    • New lMfr26
      OP
      Oh damn, I actually meant touchè. As in I agree with you .

      My bad! Hope no offense was taken!
      Jan 18
  • Expedia Group 499yop
    No it doesnt. Sorry.
    Jan 18 2
    • New lMfr26
      OP
      At least we have awesome Expedia discounts for bundle packages.. not a bad time to be alive thanks to people like you. 🙏
      Jan 18
    • Expedia Group 648cv
      I think you/we just provided copy for the next Expedia TV commercial 😉
      Jan 25
  • Adobe / Eng CmndrKeen
    You are 27 and you consider 35 old? We're you born in 1505 and some how time traveled to 2020? People aren't old until sometime after 50 and it really depends on how well they take care of themselves when they are young.
    Jan 18 4
    • Recommended fap freq?
      Jan 18
    • Visa / Eng kjzO64
      I believe that a little porn is okay.

      My rule of thumb is, if seeing your partner naked and “regular” porn both excite you quickly, you’re doing fine.
      Jan 19
  • You seem very smart for your age. Are you a guy?
    Jan 18 3
    • Qualcomm / Eng Bangalore_
      From Delhi ?
      Jan 18
    • New lMfr26
      OP
      I take offense to that.

      Why would suggest I am from Delhi? I didn’t even say anything rude to you. Totally uncalled for.

      Next time, just give me a traditional gaali. Involve my sister if it makes you feel better.
      Jan 18

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