That's not cognitive decline. That's midlife crisis.. . . Lately (over the last few years), everything seems very 'meh'. I haven't learned anything new in awhile because I just don't care. Yet, I feel like I'm just as intelligent as I was at 24, maybe even more so. But I just can't get excited about anything anymore.
For you, apparently. Not for everyone.Is that lack of excitement how we get old, mentally?
My midlife crisis was different. It came in the form of dissatisfaction. I still got excited about things. I still had projects. I was just blue all the time.Have any of you felt this way,
It went away somewhere around my mid-fifties. Short form: I got over it.
I don't know. I just do. I've never been bored. There's always something to do, even if it's as simple as taking a walk or seeing what's in the fridge. Projects always abound. There's always something good to read. There's always new music to hear. There's always another cocktail to invent. There's always something to volunteer for. There are always open mics.and found a way out of it? I've met people of all ages who have demonstrated that accelerated learning I've mentioned above, and in each case they seemed excited about what they were into.
How do you stay excited and interested in new things?
How much time do you spend looking at a TV or a smartphone? Those are famous for turning people into joyless zombies.