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BabyTac
Louisiana Tech Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Jun 2008
7722 posts

Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
How do you mid 30s-40s baws deal with it? Whether committed to hobbies you thought would amount to something, or just continuously hitting walls and realizing you’ll never really be more than average to slightly above average in whatever you may partake in regardless of your dedication or ‘motor’.

How do you find continuous motivation to live life to the fullest with those expectations? Or better yet, how do baws embrace settling for less?

Asking for a friend.


Swoopin
Auburn Fan
Member since Jun 2011
21870 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
Have a kid
Travel ball
Have your kid accomplish what you couldn’t


Oilfieldbiology
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2016
19675 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
I set my dreams super low, that way even I can achieve them


Flashback
LSU Fan
reading the chicken bones
Member since Apr 2008
5061 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
pIihb


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tigergirl10
Member since Jul 2019
5296 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
Never give up. There’s no time limit on dreams. I’m living my best life in my late 30’s.


Buck Nekkid
LSU Fan
Denver Colorado
Member since Jan 2021
143 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
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How do you find continuous motivation to live life to the fullest with those expectations? Or better yet, how do baws embrace settling for less?


Cocaine and hookers?


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Huey Lewis
LSU Fan
BR
Member since Oct 2013
3727 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
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and realizing you’ll never really be more than average to slightly above average


Your mother lied to you baw. You're not special.


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Sanchez425
Member since Feb 2021
14 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
Start drinking heavy beer and initiating conversations about the knee injury that prevented you from going pro. That’s how I coped.


RummelTiger
LSU Fan
Over here. No, OVER HERE!
Member since Aug 2004
82487 posts
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re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
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Or better yet, how do baws embrace settling for less?


I don't.


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777Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2011
47328 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
First of all, 30s-40s ain’t old.


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Tigeralum2008
LSU Fan
Yankees Fan
Member since Apr 2012
14490 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
I don't pursue dreams... I pursue happiness which is an ever changing destination as one walks through life.

I'm 43 and am happier today than I've ever been in my life. Great wife, kids, and friends.


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Eli Goldfinger
Army Fan
Member since Sep 2016
21926 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
Most of the time, looking forward to something is more fun than actually doing it.

Set some goals for realistic things you want to do and start planning.

I’m doing a DIY hunt in Wyoming this September.


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BIGJLAW
Alabama Fan
Member since Mar 2013
6236 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
Well for one make sure that your dreams are achievable.
Then strive for them.
My 23 YO son still thinks he is going to buy a new Lambo in a couple of years but spends his money like its on fire and I just SMH.


lsunurse
LSU Fan
Scottsdale, AZ
Member since Dec 2005
124715 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
You find new dreams/goals to pursue




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When in Rome
USA Fan
Telegraph Road
Member since Jan 2011
32202 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
Find satisfaction and meaning in new areas of life along with gratitude for what you do have. View life as one big educational opportunity and never cease learning. Learn a new language, instrument, or skill. You don't have to master something to gain insight and wisdom from it.

Continue learning, and you'll never get bored. That's my motto, at least


777Tiger
LSU Fan
Member since Mar 2011
47328 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
Maybe I set the bar too low but I achieved the major goals that were important to me by 30. The rest has been gravy.


illuminatic
New Orleans Saints Fan
Manipulating politicans&rappers
Member since Sep 2012
6071 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
optimistic nihilism


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Cliff Booth
LSU Fan
Member since Feb 2021
52 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
Put more time and energy into making your loved ones happy (especially wife and kids if you got em) and you’ll find it makes you happy too.

And, don’t view it as a bad thing that you’re disappointed or feel “average”. It means you give a shite and want more out of life. That’s a good thing. Keep truckin baw.


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BatonrougeCajun
LA-Lafayette Fan
Somewhere in Texas
Member since Feb 2008
3461 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
The problem with dreams is people rarely want to put the work into achieving them

Then blame everything and everyone else for their unhappiness


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NotoriousFSU
Florida State Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Oct 2008
6516 posts

re: Getting old and realizing dreams will never come true...
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I’m living my best life




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