Guess what? There are a good number of positives to growing older. Let’s put aside all the negative stereotypes of older folks and realize that they can demonstrate a surprising level of “coolness” about life. There’s a certain perspective you get when you’re older that’s enviable. Older folks have passed many of life’s challenges and they can look back with satisfaction. But they also can have a surprising nonchalance about the challenges they face which we – as younger people – often think would make us terribly unhappy. Let’s take another look at aging and see it from a different light.
…researchers describe old people who live with health problems and other challenges with a kind of cool detachment. They are not defying their age, but rather they are able to rise above it with emotional nonchalance..- “Very Old and Very Cool…”