Sunday, April 11, 2010

Wisdom of Age

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reports that "age effects on wisdom hold at every level of social class, education and IQ." In other words, age really does bring wisdom. Researchers at the University of Michigan found that older people were more likely to recognize that values differ, they were better able to acknowledge uncertainties, to accept that things change over time, and to respect others' points of views than younger or middle-aged folks.

The old adage to respect our elders has a basis in fact after all.