Think about the aging process and most people will project negative perceptions and feelings onto the later stages of life. However, a new study that randomly interviewed people in their later years, revealed that while cognitive and physical ailments may increase after sixty, mental health, resilience and the ability to shrug off the small stuff and deal more effectively with complex social relationship issues all get better as you age. That is welcome news for us curmudgeons! Here’s the Medscape article summarizing the research. Here’s the abstract for the original study. Good news for you youngsters coming up the aging ladder!
For more information about aging and other human development issues, see my book The Human Odyssey: Navigating the Twelve Stages of Life.
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