My 43rd birthday is coming up in a little over a week and I would have assumed that definitely qualifies me as "middle aged" because living to 86 is a pretty lofty goal.I did however find an article that claims that we don't really start feeling middle aged until we hit 47.  Some things you might notice when you truly hit "middle aged" are:

  •  You start noticing a lot of your co-workers are young enough to be your kids.
  • You have a harder time tolerating other people's nonsense.
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    You notice wrinkles and grey hairs, but not just on your face and head.

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    You thought you'd never need glasses, but now you do.

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    You realize you're older than most of the actors and musicians you like.

There are 45 more signs listed in the article, but so far I'm not feeling most of these.  I've always had a tough time dealing with people's nonsense, so I'm not going to count that one.  Definitely getting a few gray hairs, but not in unusual places.  When I'm done here, I will need to go check for ear hair...not looking forward to that.

When did you start to feel middle aged?