Are you less tolerant of crowds than when you were younger?
I find myself being less tolerant of crowds than when I was younger. I am currently 51. I have always been pretty introverted. I have never been fond of big crowds of people, but I feel like I used to tolerate them better than I did before. I felt like living in a big city with lots of nice attractions was worth dealing with the crowds.
I find myself enjoying the attractions less than before when their are lots of other people there.
Now, I feel like I want to move to someplace with a lower population density after I retire. My husband feels the same way. We are not thinking of a small town. The cities I have considered are all mid-sized to large cities in the Midwest or South. But compared with the high population density and huge urban sprawl of the east coast they really are much less crowded.
I was talking to someone yesterday who is a little older than me. He said that since he got older he feels less desire to go to events, like concerts and sports games, that have big crowds.
Is this common as you grow old? Or was I just lucky enough to find two other people who think the same as me.