Tag: experience

What I Want for My Kids: Don’t Be Like Me

A growing body of research suggests that you can either have a happy life or an interesting life, but that you can’t have both.  In other words, the choices you make in life may lead to interesting and enriching experiences that you are glad to have, but these choices typically entail frustration and challenges (having

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Older But Not Wiser? Respecting Your Elders While Respecting Yourself.

It is generally accepted that as we grow older, we gain the kind of wisdom that can only come with life experience.  There is a cultural norm of respecting your elders that I always assumed had something to do with this principle:  in short, grandma has been on this earth longer than you, so shut

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