I turned 50 this year, and after some soul searching I realized that it's great to be 50! Shit that used to bother me 20 years ago just rolls off my back these days. I have finally accepted myself for who I am, and no longer worry about what others think of me. Got my health, I like the kind of work I do and my cock works just as well as it ever did!
I have people in my life that I have been friends with for over 40 years....real friends who would do anything for me, and I for them! At my age I no longer feel the need to impress those around me anymore. If they don't like me, then fuck 'em! that's one of the many perks of getting older. If somebody says "Hey B. looks like you put on a little weight!" or "Your hair's gettin' pretty grey!" I can answer back "What the hell do you expect? I'm 50 goddamn years old!"
Getting older is very liberating. I love it!