They say age is more about state of mind than the date on your birth certificate, but a new survey of 2,000 Americans over 40 is challenging that narrative. According to the research, the average American starts feeling old at the age of 47. Surprisingly, most participants aren’t nearly as concerned about losing their youthful looks. Only one in four are concerned about looking unattractive in old age. When asked about specifics, nearly half say they’re mostly concerned about the mental declines that so often come with old age.
- Were there points in your life you felt old and then later didn’t understand why you felt that way? When does age stop being a number? At what age in your life did you stop worrying about things that concerned you in your youth and what are they?