Tell Us What You Wish Everyone Knew About Being 40 And Older

Growing old is one of the things you simply can't stop, no matter how hard you try.

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And while many people say you get "older and wiser" as the years go on, it had me thinking about everything people learn as they experience each decade.

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If you're an adult over 40, I'd love to hear from you! What are the best and worst parts of getting older?

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Maybe everything aches just *a little* more than it used to when you were in your 20s?

Moira Rose, a character from Schitt's Creek, is seen making a dramatic facial expression while wearing layered pearl necklaces and a dark outfit
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Perhaps you finally have the financial freedom to go on that dream vacation you have been planning since you were a kid?

Jane Fonda, Diane Keaton, Mary Steenburgen, and Candice Bergen take a selfie in front of the Trevi Fountain in Rome, all smiling and dressed stylishly
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Or, maybe you realized how precious time is and have a much greater appreciation for the little things in life?

Robert De Niro and Blythe Danner share a laugh; Danner whispers in De Niro's ear while holding his face playfully, both dressed in smart-casual attire
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Share the best and worst parts of getting older in the comments or submit anonymously using this Google form. Your response might be featured in an upcoming BuzzFeed Community post!