There is a thread titled "The magic age of 40". While that thread, as I recall, is focused on the shift in what age of the opposite sex you find attractive as you age this post is different.
I think when we are younger we look at older people with a certain paradigm. I was no different, and certainly thought my grandparents were ancient when they were in their sixties. But, now that hit 60 I have a very different experience. As I have posted elsewhere, I do not feel 60,...