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    • This article by Pamela Drukerman of the Times really distilled how I feel being in my 40s. Since my impression is that most Cakers (can we call ourselves that?) are also in that stage of life, I wanted to share. Here is a passage:

      What we lack in processing power we make up for in maturity, insight and experience. We’re better than younger people at grasping the essence of situations, controlling our emotions and resolving conflicts. We’re more skilled at managing money and explaining why things happen. We’re more considerate than younger people. And, crucially for our happiness, we’re less neurotic.

      The article

    • I have a point of view about this (btw, I'm the only person who works at Cake over 40).

      With each decade, I've fretted. I remember organizing speakers for firesides we had for teens at my house and once I invited a 21-year-old who bombed. He had been so cool just a few years ago, what happened? The teens all replied "duh, he's forgotten what it's like to be young."

      When I was fund-raising for Cake, I heard the standard line Paul Graham at Y Combinator has said: "When you're over 32 and starting a company, investors get suspicious."

      But my experience hasn't been that at all with millennials. They voted for Bernie. Their heroes are 95-year-old Stan Lee, Clint Eastwood, Warren Buffet, Spielberg, Harrison Ford. Steve Jobs in his 50s.

      I think the keys are staying fit, stylish, active, dynamic, energetic, successful. Let's do that.

    • OK, at the risk of sounding snarky, if folks need that kind of affirmation when they're in their forties, they're going to be basket cases when they hit sixty. :-) (I hope that didn't come off as sounding mean.)