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"Introspection, J.B., is for losers."
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"We planned to go out for a birthday dinner, but he's decided he'd rather celebrate by staying home and obsessing about what he's failed to accomplish over the past forty years."
Tags:middle-age, middle age, middle-aged, middle aged, mid-life crisis, midlife crisis, turning 40, over the hill, over-the hill, aging, ageing, growing old, growing older, getting old, getting older, birthday, birthdays, celebrating, celebration, celebrations, depressed, depression, regret, regrets, obsessing, brooding, failure, failures, staying in, staying home, birthday dinner, birthday dinners, disappointment, bitter, lamenting, psychology, mental health
"He never talks about it...
'I've been sitting on it for days and days and nothing happens!'
The dark side of the moon.
Tags:moon, moons, planets, celestial bodies, heavenly bodies, lunar orbit, lunar orbits, planet, celestial body, heavenly body, orbit, revolve around, space, outer space, deep space, universe, galaxy, solar system, astronomy, cosmos, earth, world, globe, dark, gloomy, pessimistic, somber, despondent, bleak, fatalistic, moody, brooding, sullen, dismal, miserable, glum, morose, depressed, dejected, depressing, cheerless, melancholy, doleful, forlorn, unhappy, downcast, bitter, bitterness, grim
He wasn't really her type, but her bio-illogical clock was ticking.
"Oh, for heaven's sake, Mavis, why do you always say it's nothing when clearly it's something?"
Tags:marriage, marital, married couples, couples, tiff, tiffs, spats, quarrels, spat, quarrel, husband, husbands, wife, wives, sulks, sulk, sulking, passive aggressive, sullen, brooding, animals, animal, fish, puffer, puffers, pufferfish, puffer fish, blowfish, toadfish, balloonfish, globefish, tetraodontidae, ocean, aquatic, saltwater, sea life
"He retired at an executive, returned as a contractor, became a consultant and now he's a brooding presence."
Desk bins: 'Misc. feelings to sort out,' 'Guilt and shame to process,' and 'Vague, unresolved yearnings to deal with.'
'I knew you were hungry and waiting for me to take over the brooding, but the sales were on...'
Practical Angst: 'I could sit here thinking about my problems until the cows come home, and then I'd have to stop thinking and go and feed them, so I might as well not think to start with.'
'Sure, have some wool to keep your eggs nice and warm...'
'In 1959 it was, took his only penalty - missed.'
Golf ball in birds nest
Hen meets alien egg
'Thanks for keeping my eggs warm Liz... Hope I haven't been too long...'
"Here's a free tip for you, kid: learn how to brood. Most people in the world mistake it for depth."
Tags:academic, academics, academia, mentor, mentors, mentoring, brooder, brooders, brooding, broods, bad mood, bad moods, depths, policy analysis, think tank, think tanks, institute, policy, analysis, education, educational, intellect, intellectual, depth, deep, brood, enigma, appearance, facade, image, public image, research