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Scott Adams on turning 50

Dilbert creator Scott Adams turns 50 today. A somewhat retrospective post on his blog to commemorate the passing:

When I was 20, I wondered what it would be like to be 50. None of my guesses were close. I assumed that “aging” was automatically bad, so I didn’t look forward to it. No one told me that having more friends and fewer zits would feel like a good tradeoff. And if you told me I could have my twenty-year old body again, but I had to take my twenty-year old brain with it, I’d pass.

My cat Sarah is sitting near my feet, as she has every day for the past eighteen years of my cartooning career. She spends the first ten minutes of my day yelling at me to pet her before I do anything productive. I hate the distraction, but not as much as I love it. Today she’ll get a little extra petting.

I love my wife. I love my family. I love my job. I love my life. And I love you too, even when you’re grumpy. And I love being 50.

Happy birthday, Scott.

Community Comments

#1 Lucas Turnbloom
June/8/2007
@ 11:58 am

In the distance, you can hear a subtle Nelson Muntz “Ha, Ha!”

Just kidding, happy birthday Scott!

#2 Rich
June/8/2007
@ 12:08 pm

Happy Birthday! Glad it’s all going well. I’m liking my 50s too, but I’m guessing at 80 that trade might look more attractive ;)

#3 Ted Wallace
June/10/2007
@ 5:39 am

Wow! Just found your site today! I often do cartoons on my site and will be back again and again!!!
Thanks!
Ted

#4 Rhea
June/25/2007
@ 2:43 pm

I like his positive attitude about turning 50.

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