While I consider the last few years as a more or less successful bid for greater happiness and understanding, other issues crop up with age that are not so easy. Weight loss - much harder now than decades ago Energy level - far, far less Sex drive - what's that? Aspirations - just getting bills paid on time, dishes done, getting to bed on time Health - got to check another suspicious mole, glasses have to be strengthened, a few more teeth have to be repaired, and many favorite foods have to be reduced But sometimes these disappointing episodes have made me much more humble, and maybe humble is the necessary precursor to happiness. I find the less that I want the happier I am. It's kind of funny when I had more youth and more money, I was more miserable and spent more time dwelling on what I didn't have. But now that I have less, and am gauged less by society I am able to appreciate what I do have and can also be happier for what I did have and be thankful that I was so fortunate. The great experiences I had in my youth that didn't touch me have come to mean something today. How are y'all holding up past 50?