I knew I was no longer in the 'hip' demographic when the songs I loved from the early 90s showed up in car commercials. Especially the songs I was from around when Berlin Wall fell, and when the Soviet Union collapsed. Such a hopeful time. It was so depressing to hear Jesus Jones' "Right Here, Right Now" in a Cadillac commercial.
And I agree NYC. I'm fine with being 40. I love the experiences I've lived through and learned from. I am mostly ok with my life so far.
On another level, it is completely absurd I am actually that age.