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susanc's avatar

Fine. Why do some people get so mellow when they get old, when they weren't before?

Asked by susanc (16139points) September 24th, 2008

(furious and nasty aside)

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Judi's avatar

I know of someone who fell off a ladder and hit his head making him nicer in his old age.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

susanc, why are you so furious? is it because you’re a young hothead?

SuperMouse's avatar

In my grandfather’s case I think it is because he has lived far longer than he ever expected to and he is grateful for every minute he has. I think he finds himself appreciating things that he once may have taken for granted. He is very fond of saying, “you know, it’s the little things.”

Nimis's avatar

That’s not mellow.
That’s senile.

greylady's avatar

susanc, What age is old to you?
I am nearly 60 and find that I am far more “at peace”, and easy going now, but much more likely to say what I think.

syz's avatar

Maybe they’re just tired.

dabbler's avatar

You get a grip on what’s actually important after a while.

Hint: it’s not about being ‘right’ (as in correct, not political).

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