100 Humans: What's the Best Age to be Alive?
Most people debate on what's the best generation or year to live in, the 70s, 80s, 90s, or 20s? People will answer this question based on what year they were born.
Remember the article I posted last month, 100 Humans: What makes us attractive? That's the first episode and now the 2nd episode gets more interesting.
The 100 humans were grouped by the age of 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s then each group will perform a series of tests that will answer the question, what is the best age to be alive?
Each group is asked to assemble a piece of furniture. One will read instructions via walkie-talkie at a distance without looking at their teammates, one will interpret to the other members by listening to the reader and blindfolded, while the remaining members will assemble the furniture.
Results - the 60s are the winners and the last place is the 40s.
Each participant will be given a list of grocery items to memorize, starting with 3 items and adding more items for the next rounds but there will be distractions.
Results - winners are 20s and 50s/40s are the losers
There will be a representative for each age group. They will be untangling wired earphones and they will be timed.
Result - 60s in the first place and 50s in the last place
Each age group is asked to go to a room with 5 objects or clues. They will need to solve the clues to learn the required way to exit the room. The room will have 5 objects, one puzzle box, one whiteboard, one locked safe, one black light, and one turn table.
Result- 40s are in first place and 50s in the last place
On average, the answer to the question 'what is the best age to be alive? ' is...
By the way, here are some explanations from an expert they interviewed about the results of the tests conducted.
If you look at how happy or how satisfied people are throughout their lives, it looks like a U-shaped curve. People are happier in their 20s and begin to decline in their 30s, reached the bottom in their 40s, and begin to go back up in their 50s to 60s.
It's like literally saying that the 'Happiness is within U'
Some people may have Gerascophobia, the fear of aging. That's why some people are experiencing a midlife crisis.
Older people perform better because they get more sleep. sleep is a good factor in maintaining good memory, even napping.
How to maintain good memory?
writing stuff down
saying things out loud
eat berries, help prevent memory loss
Fluid intelligence is highest in the 20s and crystallized intelligence is accumulated knowledge and rises in the 50s /60s. That's why people in their 20s are smart on processing speed and people in their 60s are smart on practicality.
After watching and realizing a few things about my age. I do somehow agree with the results.
By the way, I am already 31 and struggling but I remembered a few things when I was still in my 20s.
I used to have no fear about certain things that can happen to me.
I lived like a responsible rebel person.
I do things that I want, whenever I want.
I don't care what other people say or think of me.
I had a job and enjoyed working for a company with people I am comfortable with.
I eat, buy things, and treat myself whenever I want as long as I have money and time.
I enjoyed my life, being in and out of relationships. Spending time with my friends. Fooling around, drinking, vices, etc.
I can say that I was at the peak of my happiness at that age until I reached 30.
I got pregnant
I got married
I gave birth
Currently experiencing a crisis in different ways
Struggling to be a mother and a wife and away from my friends and family.
No salary-paying job
No freedom to do the things I want or at least used to do.
Hey, I am not saying that I regret having a kid and getting married. Most women fear having difficulty having a baby when they reach their 30s too. When I met my husband and got to know him a little better, that's when said to myself, 'Hey it's time. You can build a family with him, no more looking for Mr. Right because he is gonna be my Mr. Right and Wrong.'
Everything that I thought I would be once I have a family turned around and now having this whatever moment this is, it's taking me down. Literally. I can say that I was at my highest or happiest age in my 20s too. I am still riding in my early 30s, so who knows what could happen next. For sure, it's gonna be a rollercoaster ride in any aspect.
In conclusion, there are still things, people, and moments that make me happy but right now I can say that it is not the happiness I experienced when I was in my 20s. This is the kind of happiness that I am settling without experiencing literal pain in my chest.
Should I wait until I reach my 50s or 60s so I can be at the peak of my happiness again?
How can you say that you are already there?
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