Study: We Are Most Adventurous At The Age Of 41

Study: We Are Most Adventurous At The Age Of 41
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According to a new study, people from England are more likely to pursue their dreams when they’re 41 than when they’re 29. More than 50 percent of participants said that money is the biggest factor holding them back from pursuing their dreams. Other obstacles include lack of time, family commitments, and being stuck in a routine.

The study also found that one in five 18-24 year olds have been inspired to find adventure through television.

But 14 percent of young adults believe that adventure exists in the virtual realm, according to the study.

More than a third of British people (39 percent) think they will become more adventurous as they get older. However, the age is younger for men. Men believe that they will become more adventurous at the age of 39 and women believe that they will become more adventurous at 43.

The study also revealed that more than 50 percent of people in England believe in the idea of a mid-life awakening – the idea that people are more likely to embrace adventure and exploration in the middle of their lives.

Almost one in five people said that they don’t do anything adventurous with their lives, and 42 percent said that they don’t attempt adventurous activity.

64 percent of those polled pegged curiosity as the top quality needed for a sense of adventure. Next came self-belief, following by mental strength.

People have different ideas about what adventure mean. More than two in three people consider going on an activity holiday, such as a safari, an adventure. Over half said that an extreme sport is considered an adventure. A quarter of people even said that learning a new physical skill is an adventure.

Susanne Dinnage, general managers of Discovery Networks UK and Ireland, proposes why she thinks people in England want to be adventurous.

Britain possesses a proud heritage in adventure and exploration, a view shared by Discovery’s viewers and something we celebrate and encourage through our programmes every day.

This study reminds us that it’s never too late to step out your everyday routine and take on a new and exciting challenge.

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