Another Reason It’s Awful To Be A 20-Something: Survey Says 33 Is The Best Age
3:00 pm, March 28th | by Laura Donovan
So suggests a survey conducted by British website, Friends Reunited, which found that 70 percent of participants over 40 picked age 33 as their favorite. Only six percent reported being happy during their college days, and 16 percent longed for their childhood years. Many people dread hitting the Big 3-0, which supposedly brings about the end of youth and all things enjoyable, but psychologist Donna Dawson explained why being 33 is not so bad:
“The age of 33 is enough time to have shaken off childhood naivete and the wild scheming of teenaged years without losing the energy and enthusiasm of youth. By this age innocence has been lost, but our sense of reality is mixed with a strong sense of hope. We have yet to develop the cynicism and world-weariness that comes with later years.”
Our winsome outlook on life will have faded by age 33, but we won’t have totally lost faith in humanity yet. That’s not exactly a selling point on 33, but given the recession, entitlement of many twenty-somethings, and fact that “nobody likes you when you’re 23,” (hence, I have a countdown until my upcoming birthday), age 33 sure looks appealing right now.