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The Gramma Sutra wants to know any and all positive things about aging. The people at Real Simple Magazine has compiled a list of a few great reasons to look forward to getting older. We're wondering why having tons of sex isn't one of them? Read on and be happy!
You’ll Be Happier
As it turns out, most grumpy old people used to be grumpy young people. Aging doesn’t turn a cheerful person into a grouch. To the contrary, research has shown that, as we age, we become more emotionally stable and content. In early adulthood, there are a lot of what-ifs: Am I going to find a soul mate? Have a child? Build a rewarding career? Then you spend the next few decades striving to achieve those goals. But when you’re older, the what-ifs have been resolved. So you are less stressed and can—finally—relax.
Laura Carstensen, 57, is a psychologist and the director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, in Stanford, California.
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