It makes sense that young people are the most self-confident, right? They haven’t felt the effects of aging, they’re often in good physical shape, and they haven’t experienced the same hardships and failures as, say, a 50-year-old.
But guess what? It’s not true. Lifetime Daily surveyed more than 1,000 Americans and found that people in their 50s are actually the most body-positive demographic, more so than any other age group. Proof? More than 15 percent of Americans in their 50s reported they were extremely body confident.
So what gives? Maybe we gain confidence as we start to mature (bye, puberty!), but once we hit 40, we start to feel “old” (that 9.2 percent is a pretty serious drop). Perhaps it isn’t until our 50s that we finally stop caring about all the superficial things that gave us confidence and actually start loving ourselves for who we are. If that’s the case, can we fast-forward to 50?