Here's what an article from Listverse had to say about the "getting older" crowd.
Their Brains Work Slower (Only Because They’re Full Of Wisdom)
While we young whippersnappers crack jokes at how excruciatingly slowly old people think and speak, they only do that because their brains have stored so much information. Combined with the fact that their brains need less dopamine than before, old people are also more thoughtful and far less likely to act on impulse than their younger peers. The elderly can still process new information, albeit at a slower pace for the same reason that they speak slowly.
These unique characteristics of an aging brain make up what researchers believe to be the biological root of wisdom. As University of Dallas Center for Vital Longevity’s Denise Park summarizes, “There’s a reason why we don’t have 20-year-olds running the world.”
You really should read the rest of the article! So many things that we have said over the years now have some solid backing. About time the elderly caught a break!
Coffee out on the patio this morning. I hope it stays clear.