“The Ages of Man” / A Memorable Fancy #078

     THIRTY can be taken seriously. FORTY is taken seriously whether he wants to be or not.

     THIRTY is climbing the ladder. FORTY is wondering where the rungs went.

     THIRTY is worried about sex. FORTY is thankful for sex.

     THIRTY knows who he is. FORTY knows that THIRTY is wrong about that.

     THIRTY is settling down. FORTY is gearing up.

     THIRTY tries not to think about turning FORTY. FORTY tries not to think about turning FIFTY.

     THIRTY is a good age to be. FORTY is a good age to be.

(originally published in Capital M, newsletter of Metropolitan Washington (D.C.) Mensa)

 

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