40 is the New 20

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Yes, it’s sad but true… today is my 40th birthday.

The good news is I don’t feel old. And I surely haven’t started acting my age… just ask anyone who has been around me this weekend.

So, I’m at an undisclosed location doing undisclosed things to celebrate this momentous occasion. But I wouldn’t think of leaving you without some links (after all, it’s better to give link love than receive… mostly).

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Reader Comments (74)

  1. says

    You gave me a link on your 40th birthday? Shouldn’t that be the other way round?

    Mine was two years ago, I have pretty much given up on trying to grow up and have decided to simply enjoy the ride.

    Happy Birthday and thanks for the link.

  2. says

    Hi Brian!
    After 40, they can’t call you childish anymore — they have to call you eccentric! Congratulations! Now’s when the real fun begins!

    Thanks for everything.

  3. says

    The future begins at 40. Yes it’s also the title of a blog post at CA.

    The undisclosed location tickled me πŸ˜‰ I imagined someone filling your front yard with those cows or pigs or whatever they use with such good taste (not!). Oh yes, not I remember, it’s chicken. (I’m vegetarian).

  4. says

    If 40 is the new 20, does me being 30 translate to 10 or 15?

    Is it n-20 or n/2? Or is the function even linear?

    Happy Birthday in any case…

  5. says

    I have to agree, 40 is the new 20. I am not sure what this says about our generation, maybe we just don’t want to grow up.

    Anyway, enjoy your day.

  6. says

    Hey Brian, Happy Birthday! My wife just hit that number recently and of course we reference it properly as the
    “second 20th” birthday. :)

    Hope you’re enjoying your self and thanks for including OMB in the link roundup.

  7. says

    Happy Birthday
    You’re only ever as old as you want to be
    I know 80 year olds who work like they are 20,
    and I know far too many twenty year olds who work as if they are 80
    It wasn’t until I was in my mid forties that I even found out what I wanted to be when I grow up.
    You’re doing a great job with the blog.
    Never grow old – simply ripen to maturity

  8. says


    Don’t flatter yourself. 40 ain’t the new 20. Neither is 50 (closer to my age) the new 30, or the new 40 for that matter. I don’t care what Oprah says.

    Some wise “old” person once said, “The first half our of lives we spend all our health getting wealth. The last half we spend all our wealth getting health.”

    So, without trying to rain on your parade, happy birthday, stay fit and healthy, and have a drink on me!

  9. says

    Firstly, happy b-day. Secondly, as someone on the other side of your age coin (closer to 20 than 40) who gets technology, emerging media and advertising, I’m often finding that 20 is the new 40.

    The amount of access I often get to senior level executives across multiple fields (due in part to my early adopter and creative marketer hobbies and professional interests) would have been unheard of 15 years ago.

    Happy b-day, and I would rest assured knowing that in the great equalizer that is digital media, age is often irrelevant.

  10. says

    Happy birthday Brian! I’m approaching 40 rapidly myself, and am glad to say that I can still embarass my kids.

  11. says

    Nice article, and I read most of the links I think they’ll help my blog.

    I too am 20 again, and I get to put into action all the stuff I wish I knew when I was 20 the first time. Glad to have the 2nd chance…. :)

    I clicked here” Don’t click here. ” sorry could resist.

  12. says

    Welcome to 40. I just spent the week after my 40th birthday getting hip surgery, so I have been increasingly aware of health and age issues. But, now that I’m recovered, I’m determined to get out there better than before! Make the most of it!

  13. Ndaru says

    OK, why is everyone here almost 40? LOL..

    Happy Birthday Brian. I’m past 32, and reading all the comments here makes me feel better already. I guess I’m just waiting for the days when my kids will be too embarrassed to introduce me to their friends… :)

  14. says


    Happy late birthday! Mine was on October 6th and I turned 42 and it is definitely the new 22. As Billy Crystal as Fernando Lamos on the old SNL says, “You look marvelous!”

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