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Happiness and Wisdom Increase as We Age

Growing old brings some unexpected benefits, notably emotional and cognitive stability, according to researchers. Although adults older than 65 face challenges to body and brain, the 70s and 80s also bring an abundance of social and emotional knowledge, qualities scientists are beginning to define as wisdom.


Qualities that can bring on happiness, such as wisdom, appear age-related. Whether this occurrence comes from neurobiological or emotional sources is a matter of some debate.


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