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Middle-aged people’s activeness changes definition of ‘age’


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The thought process seeking stability and rest among middle-aged people is now changing. Even after the age of 40, people are learning new skills and modern technologies, along with changing careers. They are also paying attention towards keeping themselves healthy. At the age when it is talked about being settled completely, people are starting anew, and are getting successful in the same. This trend is gaining ground in the USA and in Europe.

The very definition of ‘middle-age’ is changing in Britain, as until now, the age of 40 was being considered as the start of middle-age. As per the Britannica Encyclopedia, middle-age is the age category between 40 and 60 years. As per a YouGov survey conducted back in 2018, British people aged between 40 and 64 consider themselves to be middle-aged. Along with this, 44% of the British aged between 65 and 69 also consider themselves to be middle-aged and not old.

Because of the way people from this age-category in Europe and the USA are active, they have pushed forward the age bar traditionally considered to be falling under the middle-age category. The average age of people has gone up as well.

As per a report from the Institute from the Future, out of all the kinds of jobs currently available, 85% will not be there by the year 2030. Hence, people will have to increase their skills. Middle-aged professionals will have to choose a new profession of their choice.

Sonakshi Datta
Sonakshi Datta
Journalist who wants to cover the truth which others look the other way from.

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