The study, which looked at almost 50,000 people, raises the prospect that people in their 40s and 50s do a better job of translating emotional signals from other people, while seniors have more overall knowledge. Young adults, meanwhile, think faster and have more short-term memory.
Brainpower Peaks in Different Ways as People Age, Study Finds.
Young people think faster and because of it make more mistakes. The all question of aging depends of whether one sees it as a decline or a period of growth.
Thanks for the comment! It’s true that younger people take more risks and make more mistakes, but there is value in making mistakes that feed into the wisdom that older people have (through life experiences, trial and error, personal growth, etc.). Aging involves the physical processes slowing down, but there is still growth throughout the lifespan. In fact, older adults tend to have higher life satisfaction than younger people. The “paradox of aging” is about objective versus subjective measures of health and happiness – physical decline and psychological/existential growth. Check out this TED talk for some more on the topic 🙂 https://youtu.be/7gkdzkVbuVA
Thanks, nice comment. In my experience for the young and old there must be a will to learn, grow and be healthier and happier, without it there can only be stagnation and decline. I find that most people nowadays haven’t got the will nor the humility to do so.
I also believe that active aging is a lifelong process, and that life is much richer and more enjoyable when you actively participate in it 🙂
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