Should you be partying over 40?
This is a very good question, especially for those who never went out in their 20s or 30s. Should you still be partying in your 40s and 50s? Well, it depends is my answer.
For me, I just don’t want to be the Old Person in The Club. I believe as Alex Proud state in his article Is it OK for a man to keep partying in his 40s and 50s?, “I don’t want to be the dull healthy uncle who lived to 100, I want to be the lovable rogue who lived to 85, drank a bit too much and charmed the ladies.” But not the creepy uncle in the corner lurking.
I prefer the cool uncle that keeps things in order, advises the young girls on the guys that are trying to get their groove on tonight. The one who tells the boys, “hey be cool, no need to act like prohibition is coming back.” The one that will always tell you “nothing good ever happens after 4:00 am in a club, time to go.”
With age comes great responsibility
The older we get the more responsible we should become. We should know our limits when to take an Uber/Lyft, when to turn over the keys without an “I got this” attitude.” So, no we don’t just get to do what we want because we’re over 40. We get to do it better and ever than before.
There is nothing wrong with going out and enjoying yourself. We just have to take it to another level. Never party where you clearly are the old person in the club. Keep it to bars, restaurants, cool pubs or places where the young ones are the ones out of place.
Been there done that, great t-shirt
Once we’ve reached a certain age like 40 or 50, it’s not that we’re old, we simply want to enjoy other things. We want to talk and laugh at the jokes we actually heard, not guess what our friends might have said over the loud music.
Should you? Well, I’m not sure about you, but I will continue to enjoy partying, just at another level. Especially now that I can afford the good stuff that the most interesting people in the place are having.