why do people say life begins at 40?

what can I do at 40 that I can not do at 21?

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  • 10 months ago

    Because at 39 you learn not to make stupid choices.

  • Expat
    Lv 6
    10 months ago

    Request a prostate exam without being looked at funny.

  • Dick
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Almost everything you do at age 21, you will do better at age 40. Additionally you will be able to date women between 18 and 50. At 21, you are pretty much stuck with kids from 18 to 23 or so. Beyond this, you will have, hopefully, learned what to do with them.

  • Janet
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    They are talking about figuring out how to get along with yourself, inside yourself .. figuring out how to be happy on the inside. You cannot really life life until you figure these things out.

    Of course, some people NEVER figure these things out, but generally it takes 40-50 years to start to gain that kind of inner wisdom.

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  • 10 months ago

    For example a doctor when he is done with school and start practice he is about 35ish , so his life really just starts at 40. To answer your question, your life doesn't stabilize with a career until your 40. You usually have all your connections, reached a stable job status and have your own place that is what you can't do by 21.

  • Jo
    Lv 4
    10 months ago

    It's just a saying conjured by 40 year olds desperate to not feel old. You could argue that life actually starts to end at 40....

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