When we were kids, all we wanted was to be older. When we were seven and a half and someone said we were only seven, we were furious. We probably even cried about it. Can you imagine doing that now as an adult? "This is Marsha. She's forty-two." "Forty-two and a half! You always forget the half! i'm practically forty-two and three-quarters!" I don't know at what age People stop wanting to be older. People seem to enjoy their twenties and thirties. It must be around forty, when you're "over the hill. " I don't even know what that means and why it's a bad thing. When I go hiking and I get over the hill, that means i'm past the hard part and there’s a snack in my future. Thats a good thing as far as i'm concerned. People seem to be shy about their age through their fifties and sixties, but then once they hit seventy or eighty, they start telling people again because it's such a huge victory to have made it that far. No one gets to one hundred and tells people they're only ninety-five. So I don't know why anyone has to lie about those middle years.