When you haven't accomplished much you're always going to be more aware of age which is the case for a lot of people. I started to feel bad about it in my mid 20s probably and I'll turn 31 this year.Am I the only one who feels YOUNG at 27, almost 28 years old? Can we stop acting like anything above 25 is ancient and that we’re way past our prime and should all just shrivel up and die the day we turn 30?especially if you’re a woman geez
Also online a lot of websites skew young which can make people who are in their late 20s and 30s feel old when most people are in their early 20s or younger. I feel moderately aged here because a lot of posters are older than me, on YouTube (as a creator) I'm definitely on the older side. I follow someone whose a bit older than me, probably 40 and he regularly points out his age gap with younger creators and calls himself a boomer (he's an older millennial and apparently gen x disappeared entirely a year or 2 ago lol.) Another is like 33 and points out her age constantly (but I think maybe younger people in her audience do too.) And on that note yes the media emphasis on age categories has made people think about it a lot more than they did several years ago.
I notice 30 years olds now talk about themselves the way 50 year olds used to and 40-50 year olds like 70~+ or something. The life expectancy is probably going down in the US at least, but probably not that much.