Welcome to the 50’s: 17 Society’s Unspoken Rules You’re Now ‘Supposed’ to Follow

The big 5-0 milestone comes with changes, celebrations, and a weird list of unspoken societal “rules” you’re now supposedly meant to follow. Let’s explore 17 of these unwritten expectations – after all, age is just a number, right?

Dressing Your Age

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Suddenly, your wardrobe choices are under society’s microscope. But remember, fashion is a personal expression. There’s no “one-size-fits-all” rule. Wear what makes you feel fabulous!

Be a Grandparenting Expert

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People might expect you to be a grandparent expert. It’s fun to spoil the grandkids, but it’s also okay to not know everything. You’re figuring out this role just like the kids are learning new things every day.

Get a “Sensible” Haircut

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Society might expect you to get that “sensible” haircut, but here’s a secret: your hair, your rules. Long, short, colored, or natural – embrace whatever makes you feel like you.

Gardening

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Just hit 50 and suddenly everyone thinks you have a green thumb? While gardening can be a therapeutic hobby, don’t sweat it if you can’t tell a rose from a daisy.

Be Tech-Averse

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There’s a strange myth that turning 50 means tech is now your nemesis. Not true! If you’re a gadget guru, flaunt it. And if not, it’s never too late to learn.

Have a Midlife Crisis

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Turning 50, some think a midlife crisis is inevitable. But remember, everyone’s journey is different. Life’s ups and downs aren’t crises but opportunities to learn and grow.

Join Every Club

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There might be pressure to join various clubs or groups at 50. But it’s really about making connections on your own terms. Seek out communities that interest you and ignite your passion.

Take Up Golf

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Suddenly, golf is supposed to be your go-to hobby. If swinging clubs is your thing, great! If not, explore. The world is brimming with exciting hobbies waiting for your touch.

Spoil The Grandkids Rotten

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It’s common for grandparents to spoil their grandkids, but balance is important. Show them lots of love, but also set boundaries. It’s all about combining affection with structure.

Be Serious

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Being 50 doesn’t mean you stop having fun. Keep laughing, exploring, and letting your inner child out. Age is just a number, and your spirit is as lively as ever.

Share Unsolicited Wisdom

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Turning 50 means you always have wise words to share. But it’s totally fine to listen and learn too. Being 50 still means discovering new things, just like any other age.

Have a Nest Egg

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Financial stability is great but if you’re still figuring it out, that’s okay too. Every person’s journey is different, and it’s never too late to take control of your financial future.

Be Set in Your Ways

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Just because you’re 50 doesn’t mean you can’t change and grow. It’s a great time to learn, adapt, and embrace new experiences and perspectives.

Know Every Ailment Remedy

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So, everyone thinks you’ve magically become a health expert? It’s okay to not know it all. Health is a personal journey and learning is lifelong.

Be Ready to Retire

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If retirement is on the horizon, great! If not, that’s okay too. Everyone’s career follows its own pace. It’s all about reaching your personal goals, not meeting others’ expectations.

Be a Caregiver

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There might be an expectation to care for others at 50, but don’t forget about taking care of yourself too. Finding a balance between helping others and looking after your own well-being is essential.

Be Older and Wiser

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Getting older is often associated with becoming wiser, but it’s okay not to have all the answers. Each day offers new learning opportunities, so embrace the chance to keep growing and learning!

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As boomers fondly clutch onto practices that evoke nostalgia, Gen Z is at the next counter, eagerly trading in the old for a dash of modern sparkle. From handwritten notes to digital memos, from piggy banks to digital wallets—the dance between ‘then’ and ‘now’ has never been more lively. Join us as we explore 18 traditions that boomers want to uphold but Gen Z says need to go.

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16 THINGS MEN KNOW (BUT WILL NEVER REVEAL TO THE LADIES)

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Have you ever wondered what men really think or do? Then look no further. A recent internet survey asked, “What are some ‘guy secrets’ girls don’t know about?” Here are the top 16 answers:

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18 BABY BOOMER SLANG PHRASES THAT MAKE MILLENNIALS SCRATCH THEIR HEADS

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While it’s easy for younger generations to feel like they’re steeped in slang, Boomers know that some of the best phrases have been passed down for years. Think you’re hip to all of them? Read on for 18 popular phrases of Baby Boomer slang. 

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20 THINGS OLD PEOPLE LOVE THAT THE REST OF US DON’T UNDERSTAND

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Different generations enjoy different things, but have you ever seen something an old person loves and thought to yourself, why? A recent internet survey asked, “What is something that old people love that you don’t understand?” Here are the top 20 answers.

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20 THINGS WE DID WHEN WE WERE YOUNG THAT WE REGRET NOW

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It’s easy to say hindsight is 20/20, but what advice would you really give your younger self? Here are 20 things that most people did when they were young that they regret today. 

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