Highlighting the Benefits of Aging
WSJ journalist Anne Tergesen talks about the clinical studies supporting the idea that life just keeps getting better for aging adults, and that the benefits of aging are significant. Factors like mood, mental acuity, decision making and accidents all turn out to be as good or better for older workers than for younger ones. I particularly love how the idea that the best years of our lives lie behind us is soundly trounced by a Stanford study that measured moods in a sample population over a decade. We actually feel more optimistic, grateful and less lonely as we age.