Last night I was with friends and they were discussing an injury. I used to be very proud of my cast iron stomach - I could watch really gory programmes (operations etc) or talk about any disgusting subject unaffected, even while eating. But hearing about this injury made my stomach lurch and I felt nauseous, and I've noticed this happens a lot these days (probably since I reached 40). So when and why did this change?
On tv this morning they were discussing whether people generally experience emotional changes like these as they get older - for example getting more emotional and crying more. (I think they were suggesting these changes happen around 40 years or older.) I was recently talking to a couple of people I know who have developed a fear of heights in their mid-thirties which they'd never had when they were younger.
So I thought this was interesting and wanted to ask what other peoples' experiences have been. Have you noticed any changes and if so can you trace a reason for the change or does it seem random and possibly age related?
Also I know some friends of mine attribute similar changes, like no longer being able to watch horror films or hear about bad news, to becoming a parent. If you think this has happened to you do you think it is a biological change (if you gave birth to your child) or an emotional one?