- Sep 5, 2009
So, what does it mean to be a 40-something today?
What does it mean to be 40-something? It means recognizing that you aren't the person you thought you were, which could be a good or a bad thing (depending on what you thought yourself to be). It means a new level of maturity within yourself, and the confidence to pursue those things you never considered before. It means drawing closer to your family or watching family members grow up and leave the nest to make families of their own (I suppose; I don't know this part but I assume it's true). It means facing your own mortality when you begin feeling twinges you never felt before and suddenly seeing your parents grow "old" seemingly overnight.
But to me, it's fascinating. Like seeing a butterfly you've never had the chance to observe before...and realizing that butterfly is you.