“…that point in life when you stopped hoping the next year would be better than the last, and started hoping that it wouldn’t be as bad. That’s what happened when you you hit middle age. Old people you loved got sick and died, young people you hated got promoted over you, the market crashed and took your retirement funds with it, and your body started to look like your father’s did when you used to think you would never, ever let yourself go like that. If anyone every told five-year-olds the truth about life, there’d be a rash of kindergarten suicides.”
— Live Bait by P.J.Tracy.