In our minds, old age is often associated with a variety of ills, from aches and pains to forgetting where you put the keys. But research consistently finds that older adults tend to experience more positive emotion than their younger counterparts.
Why might this be?
A first-of-its-kind study explored this “well-being paradox” and found that we also tend to become more mindful as we age, which might explain why we feel better.
[For more on this story by JENN DIRECTOR KNUDSEN, go to https://greatergood.berkeley.e...you_as_you_get_older]
For a similar story see Meditate regularly for an improved attention span in old age.