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Over the weekend I had a great time at my bestfriend’s 32nd birthday party and as he blew out the candles, I found myself wishing that this would be his best year yet!
But statistically speaking, my warm wishes may have been a bit premature.
A new survey asked participants “What’s your favorite age?”. And when the results were tallied, a whopping 70% of people over 40 picked age 33 as the happiest and best of all time.
Psychologist Donna Dawson, says:
“The age of thirty-three is enough time to have shaken off childhood naivety and the wild scheming of teen-aged 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, a “can do” spirit, and a healthy belief in our own talents and abilities. We have yet to develop the cynicism and world-weariness that comes with later years.”
That explanation is great, but as someone who has always jokingly referred to 33 as “The Jesus year” – I can’t help but wonder if some of us haven’t subconciously clocked it as a year when epic and/or awesome sh*t is just supposed to happen due to popular religious teachings.
Either way….this definately gives folks something to look forward to.
On the other side of the spectrum, only 6% said they were happiest in college. And I can’t imagine anyone picked their high school years. Who wants to admit they peaked at 17?!
Celebrities who are 33 this year:
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Keshia Knight Pulliam