Worry is natural. Human nature. Right? How’s my hair? Do I look OK? What if I’m not right for the job? What do other people think? And, the list goes on. We all know that “worry” is a total waste of time. Seems like 99.9% of the time, what we worry about doesn’t happen at all. The other .1% may sort of happen and not be half as bad as we worried it would be.
It all starts with fitting in. Every kid wants to fit in. Be accepted. We worry about what other people think. Some of our moms even yelled “what will the neighbors think? Well, most kids care a lot about what everyone else thinks. Then, we stop – caring. Most people at age 46?
Apparently, we all get to a point (or age) where we just do not care what “other people” think. If you want to test that theory, go ask your grandma why she wears that wig. More than likely, she doesn’t care what you think, and she’ll let ya know PDQ.
A shoe company did a survey asking 2,000 people aged 55 and up when they finally stopped worrying about what other people think of them. And the average is 46 years old. Interesting. Ain’t it. But, I really don’t care.
They also asked about work, relationships, and looks. Here’s what people said . . .
1. We finally feel okay about our appearance in our mid-30’s. For men, it’s 34. For women, 36.
2. The average person feels settled in and okay about their relationship at 37.
3. We don’t truly feel good about our career until we hit 40.
4. In general, we feel comfortable in our own skin at age 42.
5. We don’t feel like we can really speak our mind until our early-to-mid 40’s. For men, it’s 40. For women, 45.
6. We finally start to relax about finances at age 50.
Check out the survey on Metro HERE