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In most media it has been that being old is lame and once you reach that stage, you can no longer do what did in your youth anymore. With that said however I heard about that they have some hidden benefits to becoming old that most media that most people don't tell you about. What are some of those benefits?
That you have the long-view of events and issues.
You were “there” when ideas emerged, and heard the conversations and watched the controversies evolve. You saw the players on both sides do both lovely and ugly things, so you avoid the “theme park version” of events.
The flip side is nobody will ever really benefit from your observations, because people don’t actually learn from the past. We all think we do, but we don’t.
I’m not being cynical. It’s just the long-view experience.
Closer to death.
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