I just turned 50 — here are 10 life lessons I wish I’d learned a decade ago
- Author Bob Curley details a handful of crucial life lessons he learned between ages 40 and 50.
- From continuing to play sports to excising negative people from your life, here are 10 lessons Curley, at age 50, wishes he’d learned a decade ago.
When I hit my 40th birthday, someone gave me a coaster that read, “If you haven’t grown up by age 40, you don’t have to.”
Recently, I saw the same coaster, only for age 50.
I think it’s imperfect advice at either juncture. We all want to retain our childlike wonder about life, of course.
But there are a lot of “grownup” things that I learned between those two big, round-number birthdays. Here are a few of the most important:
1. You’re not old yet.