My wife is forty this year, I'll be 39.
Was watching something about victorian times, at my age a man was that. A man. Fully grown, mature and respected by the community at large (if he was a professional I guess).
I still feel like a kid a lot of the time, hardship brings maturity. We have life so easy now is that being lost along the way? Men feeling despair at a sporting event, women collapsing because some woman they don't know died in a car crash. It's all bizarre behaviour.
When I was growing up my dad felt like a proper authoritarian father figure, I seem to be more of a buddy to my kids. Playing games with them and watching a lot of their shows with em and enjoying it! No sunday with the papers for me it's out with the consoles.
I dunno if it's a good or a bad thing, are we turning into a nation of peter pans?