I second all of the things that have been mentioned before my post. Also, I am in my early thirties and I enjoy being treated more like an adult than I was in my twenties and younger. I've almost always acted more mature than my peers, but as I get older I've noticed the difference in the way people treat me.
1. Friendships get better.
2. One gets more Confident
3. One gets a greater sense of Perspective
4. One grows in Wisdom; feeling more settled.
5. Greater Courtesy is shown as your an Adult.
6. A Greater Understanding and Involvement with God and One's Love.
7. Smokin' Hot Dame's dig older Dudes!.
Any experiences you have to share; advice, or anything above you disagree with; Gents speak up and type hard!.
Priorities would sum up most of it. I'm only 26, but I've noticed over the last few years (especially being a dad, now) that I care about way fewer things. The things I do care about, though, I REALLY care about. You realise what's important, whose opinions of you are important, what you need to keep up with and what you can afford to let slide. You learn to do the really important things really well (such as looking after yourself and your family and pursuing your faith) which make the rest of life so much easier. Hunt down and destroy the little foxes which erode your ability to do the really important things really well.
Hopefully we get better at this as we get older ...
Lets see, on day two of wearing glasses all day, can't hold my liquor like I used to, most days it hurts to walk down the stairs(even though I still take them everywhere), bald, gout is a killer, arthritis in the hands, need another wrist surgery, hearing is shot....
And every day is seriously better then the last. I have confidence and desire to keep finding new experiences, to try new things. I don't let little crap bother me anymore. Finally ready to slow down and maybe, kinda, sorta grow up and keep piling on more responsibilities. I care more for others then just myself. I can even watch an occasional chick flick without turning in my dude card.
I'm 31, and What I feel has been better with age is...
My Dad is my friend, not the adversary he was when I was a teen.
My friends who have stuck with me all these years will be with me till we die
I am not impulsive anymore
I enjoy little things more then I ever did before
Living without something is a vacation in and of itself (No cable in 4 years, etc)
I am constantly told I have become wise beyond my years, I think I just manned up.
My Marriage is stronger then it has ever been, and will continue to do so.
"Do you really find peace in the idea that we have one finite, imperfect life to make the correct choices that will haunt us for eternity?
I guess that is why I liked Anne Rice's version of hell from Menmoch, it wasn't a place to stay for…"
"Michael, it sounds to me like you have dabbled in some pretty exhilerating things! Would you mind if I asked how you were able to turn your hand to so many different fields? Or, at base level, have they all required a similar skill…"