This article by Pamela Drukerman of the Times really distilled how I feel being in my 40s. Since my impression is that most Cakers (can we call ourselves that?) are also in that stage of life, I wanted to share. Here is a passage:
What we lack in processing power we make up for in maturity, insight and experience. We’re better than younger people at grasping the essence of situations, controlling our emotions and resolving conflicts. We’re more skilled at managing money and explaining why things happen. We’re more considerate than younger people. And, crucially for our happiness, we’re less neurotic.