10 Amazing Benefits Of Turning 50
Aging is not all gloom and doom. In a way, it a blessing in disguise. Here are some top benefits of turning 50 you might not have thought of.
Fun Benefits of Turning 50 You Might Have Not Considered
1. Enjoying Sweet Discounts
One of the sweet benefits of turning 50 is that you become eligible for sweet senior discounts through AARP. However, be ready to show your ID for proof as there is a rash of rogue youngsters who do not look their age abusing this privilege. A few cents off a cup of coffee is not all bad.
2. Playing the “I’m Too Old” Card
Turning 50 does not get better than pulling off this stunt. Whenever people in their 40 or less asks you to give up, say your nap time for activities you would rather not do, play the “I can’t do that anymore. I’m too old” card.
Most younger people will fall for it, but you might not get the same reception if you say this to people older than you.
3. Seeing Your Children Turn Into Amazing People
After years of worrying about how your children would turn out, the 50s give you a glimpse at the fantastic people they become. This ultimately the best gift any parent can get – to see that you have fostered your legacy in your offspring.
4. Reinventing Yourself
Now that you have fewer responsibilities and more time to yourself, you finally get a clearer idea of what you do and how you want to spend your time. Before your 50s, you don’t have much choice regarding what you love and what makes you happy due to responsibilities.
Now, with only yourself to care for and maybe your spouse, you can pursue your passion even if it doesn’t pay as much.
5. Reduced Attention
As the 50s hit, you start becoming “invisible” to the opposite sex. Not that you need the attention or anything, but it feels great to be noticed when you are all dressed up. There is nothing personal about this as people who can notice you are also going through the same.
The positive side of this is you can walk anywhere not looking your best and be confident that no one will notice.
6. You Cultivate a Fun-Filled Life
After age 50, it is time to cultivate your creativity as well as your weirdness. Utilize this to your full advantage and let your uniqueness stand out. Collecting and hoarding cats will make you seem unsettling, but hey, it’s your time.
7. You Become a Fountain of Wisdom
At this age, younger people will naturally assume you are a goldmine of wise insights for them for getting to where you are. While you must have lived and learned at this age, it is also a perfect time to dig up the advice your parents gave – even the one you ignored when you were younger.
You may subtly admit to not following the advice to maintain your credibility.
8. Spoiling Yourself
By this time, you probably have all the necessary things you’ll ever need in life. Therefore, you are now free to roam Amazon.com to scout for new and exciting things you are willing to spend on. Keep in mind that none of those things need to be meaningful – you have earned the right to spoil yourself.
9. Elevated Confidence in Yourself and Your Opinions
As you progress in age, you become more set in your ways. At this point, changing your stand on something would require a degree of interest and energy you might not be willing to invest. The best part is that you can get away with making some weird decisions because no one will object.
10. You Stop Worrying About the Small Stuff
You can stop obsessing about perfection. By not worrying about minor stuff, you allow your mind to ponder more important life questions like how you can become a better person or live each day to the fullest.
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There you go. Aging doesn’t necessarily mean that you should live a boring life. Though you might not have the strength you had when younger, you will learn that fun doesn’t always have to be physical. In its own right, turning 50 is equally as fun.
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