You gradually realise that being part of the group is not only not worth the effort; its part of the way advertisers target you. So you learn to go your own way. THATS when you start meeting the worthwhile people.<br />
Also your kids get off your hands directly (they never really leave) and you can do things you want for a change. Then, if you have a sadistic nature, you get to use the grankids to torture your own kids. (I'm not allowed to buy my 3YO grandson a drum kit. But his Scottish grandmother thinks a junior set of bagpipes will be fine in a couple of years. :))
Making fewer stupid mistakes<br />
more money, more options<br />
You know what you like, and don't<br />
Senior coffee rates at Mcdonalds.
Enjoying the enlarging circle of family and love.<br />
People let you have as much bathroom time as you desire.<br />
i can get away with being cranky and mean ;)
not having to get up to use the bathroom, you can smell and people won't say anything about it
Closer to death. Could be a disadvantage, depends on how you look at it and what you believe in :P
Wisdom and experiences, a lot to reflect on in life.
You get to stroke your beard more and more (but everything else less)
Cheaper car insurance
Being able to blame your children & grandchildren for your gray hairs!! At least there's an excuse! ;-)
Not dying young.
I have more experience so I can see around a few more of the corners. I have a better understanding of who my true friends are. I know when I really need to be right and when I would prefer to keep the peace. And I am all done wishing I was some other age. It is now about being at the top of my game emotionally and physically at the age I am right now. 44 is just the horse I have to ride. I am at peace with that.
For me it's been FINALLY feeling more comfortable with who I am. My twenties ducked because I honestly didn't know who I was yet (even though I thought I did).
More experiences to make decisions with -- if you can remember them.