Life begins at 40"
• United States
17 Mar 07
I think that's somewhat true. I'm 57, and when I first entered my 40's I noted that I was not as concerned about how other people viewed me. Sure, their opinions still mattered somewhat, but I felt freer to express myself and felt that my opinions mattered just as much as anybody elses. It's like getting a new attitude in some ways. Getting older hits you hard when you first hit 40...you start reviewing your life, and where you've been, and where you want to go. All of a sudden you think 'hey, I've lived half my life expectancy already.' That in itself is an eye-opener, and you begin to view things a little bit differently. I think for me, turning 40 was somewhat liberating.
17 Mar 07
I am not yet 40 but these are what I have observed from my mom when she turned 40,which is a decade ago: She was still in the late twenties when she had me at that time she just started to work and still needing to prove herself. She barely have the time to take care of herself as she she is taking care of me and my sister, studying for her masters degree and juggling work all at the same time.20 years later we are all grown, she has been promoted and got her masters degree. Now she has the funds and the time to enjoy herself so I think life begins at 40. She is now in her 50s and I could say she just enjoys herself more.