”You’s only as old as you feel, and I feel pretty young. I’ve got one gear, and till it gets reversed, I’m going all out.”
When you’re young and something hurts, you start thinking about what you could possibly have done before that made your body ache. As you get older, there are days when something hurts, and you stop looking for reasons from the previous day that caused the pain and start assuming that it must be yet another sign that you are getting older.
Those days are unpleasant.
A study in the scientists examined the effects of feeling old on evaluations of the self and general attitudes. The participants in these studies were all adults over the age of 40. In one study, some people were given a page of text that was really hard to read. The font was small and the contrast was low. Others were…
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