Aging has such a bad reputation, but aging itself isn’t all bad.

In fact, some research suggests that the brain manages to dismiss negative memories and retain the positive ones as we get older.

On a related note, people develop longer “fuses,” and are better able to control and regulate anger and other negative emotions. The highs may be just as high, but the lows are not as low.

Also, people with certain conditions, such as social phobias, often find their illnesses diminishing with age.

As you get older, you may be in a better mood, find yourself sharper due to experience, are better able to handle social conflicts, are suffering fewer migraines, and are less stressed.

That’s pretty cool, right?

Let’s focus on some of the other good things about aging.

Some feel that the best part of aging is the experiences one can acquire and share with younger people. Increased wisdom is also an added benefit of aging.

Other people feel that it is the time that all memories of the past come back and you can reflect on all the good times you have had. Realizing what you’ve done, perhaps enhancing the lives of others, can be quite a gift.

Others feel that the best part is that you can be yourself, do what you want, and not have to answer to others.

As you age, you get the opportunity to watch your family grow around you. Your children grow up and become successful adults, and perhaps even bless you with grandchildren. There’s something about holding that grandchild – or great grandchild – that cannot be replaced.

What do you think the best things about aging are?

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