The Science of Older and Wiser

Resource Author:  Phyllis Korkki
Resource Date:  03/12/2014
Resource Name:  The New York Times
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Since ancient times, the elusive concept of wisdom has figured prominently in philosophical and religious texts. The question remains compelling: What is wisdom, and how does it play out in individual lives? Most psychologists agree that if you define wisdom as maintaining positive well-being and kindness in the face of challenges, it is one of the most important qualities one can possess to age successfully — and to face physical decline and death.