Carl Jung was right: “Life really does begin at 40. Up until then, you are just doing research.”
A 40-year old would probably say that being forty is a lot of fun, a bit different than the previous decade, but it definitely has its own, distinctive flavor.
At this point of life, people have already gained the knowledge and experience needed to survive and enjoy life, have learned most valuable lessons, and have gotten the idea of “how the world works.”
Yet, we created a list of 40 things everyone ‘should’ know or should have done by age 40, and we believe you will find it fun and interesting. Read on:
Your social circle has become smaller, and that’s good for you!
You have been dreaming of traveling the world
It is absolutely great not to “have a plan”
A good night’s sleep is a paramount
You have had one really important relationship that ended badly and you needed some time to move on with life afterward
You have once tried some strange dish and you are now loving it
If you “had a few”, singing karaoke can be a blast
If sober, singing karaoke can trigger a panic attack
The sense of fashion is as important as the color of the toilet’s lid
Weekend benders are never a good idea
Your “career path” can have many forks in the road
Having a pet is a personal preference
You have fought for a bigger cause, by spending time, giving donations, etc.
You have already decided whether you are having children or not
The word ‘success” has changed its meaning
Intimacy is perfect when in love and in moderation
Having your own den is a real treasure!
Fatty foods bring immediate effects, negative, unfortunately!
You hate formal events
You live to the fullest, as you have accepted the inevitability of death
Sadly, you have experienced at least one tragedy
If you are not a sociable person, you will never become one
A good read is a real pleasure
Exercise is beneficial, but if you do not have this habit, you probably won’t start now
Younger people often ask for an advice
You either can dance, or do not dance at all
You either hate marijuana, or you occasionally enjoy it
You cannot tolerate other people’s bull****
You are absolutely fine when not invited to some party
You do not use 99% of the things you have learned in college
Only if you are passionate about something, you take the time to learn it
Hangovers are terrible and avoidable
Playing video games and computer games is still fun
The “Snooze” button is really good almost every single morning
You are grateful for everything you have in life
You love your robes, cardigans, and slippers
Arguments are pointless and a waste of time and energy
You talk on the phone with your family (most of the time) and your co-workers only
Incoming phone calls and emails irritate you
A night alone or with your partner is the best way to spend the time.
So, be honest, did you identify with most of these?