What happens when more people live longer?

Simply answered, when people live longer, they become happier.
Contrary to the stereotyped image of losing interest in life, TED speaker and Director of the Stanford Center on Longevity, Laura Carstensen is sharing great information on the prospect of becoming older. Their studies show that older people:

  • Are happier
  • Live in the moment
  • Know what’s important in life
  • Savor life
  • Deepen relationships
  • Are more open to reconciliation
  • Invest in more emotionally important parts of life
  • Appreciate life more

Laura says, “When we realize we don’t have all the time in the world, we see our priorities most clearly.”

And what happens when  societies have more older than younger people? “….the numbers won’t determine the outcome. The culture will.”

Watch here:
http://www.ted.com/talks/laura_carstensen_older_people_are_happier.html
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