If age does not wither us, how will we be fitting candles on our birthday cakes every year? To desire immorality, is to desire the perpetuation of a great mistake, therefore, we should accept aging. Like in our young age, human beings peak well into their middle as well as old age. Older people are considered more psychologically stable as compared to the teenagers. Scientists have identified that the middle of an age is determined by averages which indicate that life isn’t a downhill slide after our youth.
The age of 7 and 8:
Between the age of 7 and 8, scientists believed that learning a second language is easier when people are younger.
The age of 18:
The human brain at the age of 18 is considered to be functioning at its peak. The brain processing power what scientists check through a digit symbol coding test indicates the ability to perform more efficiently.
The age of 22:
Just remembering someone’s name become so difficult at times but according to a study at the age of 22, our brain has the ability to remember even the most unfamiliar names.
The age of 23:
A study in Germany revealed that at the age of 23, most people were satisfied with their lives.
The age of 26:
At the age of 26, individuals are considered to have met enough people to have some solid option. Couples who get married at the age of 28 and 32, their divorce rates are at the lowest.
The marathoner at 28:
The analysis regarding marathons revealed the average age to finish a race in just two hours was 28.
The age of 30:
At the age of 30, bones are considered the most strong. After this time, bones start to get weal.
The age of 31:
This is considered the best age for chess players to be at their peak because their intellectual skills are at their best.
The age of 32:
This is the time when it becomes easier to accurately recognize faces of strangers when they are shown twice to a person. You may need to ask them to reintroduce themselves but will remember the faces.
The age of 40:
The National Bureau of Economic Research revealed that the average age when Nobel Prize research is done is 40.
Salaries at the age of 39 and 48:
The analysis reveals women earn the most when they are 39 at a median of $60,000 whereas men’s salaries peak at the age of 48 at a median closer to $95,000.
The age of 43:
When people are in their 40 specifically at the age of 43, they tend to do best on tests of concentration. The individuals in this age are considered to be much better in focusing as compared to the young people with faster cognitive processing.
The age of 40s and 50s:
People on their 40s and 50s were tested for their ability to identify emotions based on the eyes of people. The study involved around 10,000 people who correctly identified all the emotions showing their ability at highest.
The age of 50:
People may consider their arithmetic skills sharp when they were in elementary school but studies reveal that the 50-year-old individuals are at their best in answering math questions.
The age of 69:
At this age, many people consider themselves as losing a grip on their life but studies have shown that after a dip in the middle age, the life satisfaction peaks at the age of 69.
The age of late 60s and 70s:
The multiple choice vocabulary tests are confusing for most people in their early ages but in the late 60s and 70s, people have a greater ability to answer correctly.
The age of 70:
It’s always a tricky question to ask someone whether they like their looks or not. But a study revealed that after 70 years of age, people like the way they look. Women agree about their looks a little below 70% when they reach 74 but men’s self-perception appear to be at its peak in the early 80s.
Become wiser as you get older:
Life is considered the best classroom as it teaches very well about every subject. A study carried out on people who were between the age of 60 and 90. Psychologists revealed that the responses for characteristics such as being able to see from someone else’s point of view, anticipating change, multiple possible turns, acknowledging uncertainty outs etc. were best answered by the oldest group of people.
The age of 82:
A study was carried out in the proceedings of the National Academy of Science in which scientists asked people to imagine a ten-step ladder. They were asked to picture the best possible life at the highest rung and the worst possible life at the lowest rung. The analysis revealed that the oldest group of 82 and 85 years old gave the highest rung number, about 7.
At the age of 90:
When people became 9-Enders they, they are found more likely to under life’s big changes. They are more likely to look for improper affairs, take part in marathons etc. as compared to people whose ages end in other digits. These are more likely to reflect on their lives and make big changes. People face new decades at this age; they eventually step back and start questioning the meaningfulness of their lives. It does mean that changes do not happen in other parts of life but this is the age where the life transitions are likely to happen. Although it is common in our culture to emphasize success and changes in our younger ages but we should not let that shape how we live our lives.
The Article originally appeared on Independent