With Age Comes Wisdom: Study
Seniors better able to see other points of view and seek compromise to smooth social conflicts
There just might be plenty of truth to the old adage, “With age comes wisdom.”
A new study finds that seniors are better equipped than younger folks to solve social conflicts. Seniors could more easily see multiple points of view, were more interested in searching for compromise and were more willing to acknowledge that there might be things about a difficult situation that they didn’t know.
Taken together, those attributes make people 60 and older generally wiser than younger people, the researchers said.