[ExI] NYT: Happiness May Come With Age, Study Says

John Grigg possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com
Thu Jun 3 06:35:00 UTC 2010

Tomorrow night I may be going with friends to see a supposedly very
disturbing new horror film, but the chills I received reading this
thread will top anything I might experience there...

As a teenager I volunteered to read the Bible to an elderly woman who
had had a stroke and also suffered from Alzheimer's.  Despite this,
her eyes would light up when she saw me, and once in a blue moon her
mind would seem to partially clear & she would try to communicate.  I
felt very relieved and even happy when I received the news that she
had finally died (a few years later).


On 6/2/10, Aware <aware at awareresearch.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 2:15 PM, The Avantguardian
> <avantguardian2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>> My observation was that the happiest people there were the ones that were
>> sufficiently able-bodied to leave during the day and return at night.
>> The whole mood of the place could be summarized by the satff's choice
>> of Halloween decorations: a life-size paper cutout of the grim
>> reaper looming in the hallway as you wheeled your chair past. This
>> experience sure put the anti-aging aspects of H+ into perspective for me.
>> And I shant be returning to a place like that, not when the world offers
>> so many fine ways to die.
> At the heart of this is that on the Extropy list, we should know
> better than to conflate chronological aging with senescence and loss
> of abilities.
> - Jef
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