Secrets of Happiness from the Oldest of the Old
Thinking like an older person is a conscious practice of gratitude. It means focusing on what is rather than what is not. It also means accepting your mortality and being motivated by it: if your days are finite, you might as well enjoy the ones you have left.
SIMILAR ARTICLES & IDEAS:
Each time we worry and nothing bad happens, our mind connects worry with preventing harm:
Worry → nothing bad happens.
And the takeaway is, "It's a good thing I worried."&nbs...
Complaining about the youth has been going on for millennia, where the older generation finds fault with the younger generation's behavior and shortcomings.
Even Aristotle said of G...
Research observed while people may believe in a general decline, they also believe that children are particularly deficient in the traits where they happen to excel.
Authoritarian people are more likely to believe that today's youth lack respect for authority. Intelligent people are more likely to comment that kids never seem to be reading and are getting brainless.
Sometimes older people mistakenly remember kids in the past as more accomplished.
And todays youth will likely consider the generation after them to be deficient.
Certain 'cue' words have the ability to make us remember the first time we did something, which is more often than not in our growing years, or as a young adult.
Example: the word 'Driving...
The Reminiscence Effect or the Reminiscence Bump is something found in every middle-aged or old person: a person's memories of the formative years (15 years to the late 20s) are more easily recalled and fondly remembered.
The 'First-Time' Theory states that our first job, first kiss, and other things that happened to us for the first time, have an extraordinary effect on our memory, leading to greater and more elaborate cognitive processing.
Example: The first year of college, with its many firsts that a person goes through is more easily remembered than the last years.