Thursday, February 11, 2016


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The math is irrefutable. Old people have less remaining time than the young. It would not be surprising if the elderly were more afraid of death, but according to psychologists [bold added]
if you look at the research, older people have less anxiety and sadness and more overall satisfaction
Plausible explanations are:
1) the aging process prompts the letting-go of not only material attachments but also the disappointment of dreams that will never be realized.
2) in every long life there are at least a few moments that inspire gratitude. Remembering them, a grateful person is a happy person.
3) a legacy (e.g., children, educating the young, or building a business) that engenders satisfaction.

No one likes "dead"-lines, but they do concentrate the mind.

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