Friday, March 14, 2008

Midlife Crisis Quiz

OK. I just started this quiz. I got the first question wrong. The application actually visually and aurally castigated me for saying that my youthful dreams and desires didn't seem foolish. "Stay out of prison; seduce Princess Stephanie." What's foolish about those?
[A]cross the globe, people in their 40s are in their lowest level of life satisfaction.
It's fine that that doesn't apply? But, it's funny that my answer gets marked wrong. Fun! I apparently cheated despondency a little by not having a wife and children. I get 0/10.
You know where you are in life and have accepted that you may not always know what happens next. Keep up this outlook and you'll transition through midlife without too much drama.
I fudged a little bit when it asked me if I accepted if I were closer to death now. I've been keenly aware that I was one falling anvil away from the hereafter since I was about 10 years old, so I really feel that death's been keeping a constant distance.

3 comments:

Dusty The English Major said...

hmmmm. Sounds like you were passing off your problem (the keyboards) to a good cause. Hopefully the right person will find them? That's the trick of goodwill.

nephos said...

Choosing between a yes and a no for negative statements is confusing - "yes, we have no bananas" - so I scored a 1 out of 10. I think this means that, by this important metric, I have several years yet before reaching 40.

Rionn Fears Malechem said...

Well, if you flip on one question every year between now and then, you'll still be ahead of the game.