8 Reasons To Embrace Aging (3 of 5)

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4. We don’t have to convince others that we are right

Remember when you were younger how important it was to be right all of the time? We would get frustrated when others didn’t think the exact same way that we did. Or perhaps we wanted to prove that we were “smarter” than our peers or even our parents. These days we accept that there is no “right” or “wrong” answer in many situations. We also realize there are times when it is best to keep our opinions to ourselves for the sake of civility. 

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5. Material things matter less

As we go through life, we accumulate all this “stuff,” and much of it is things we already have or more than what we need. As we get older, the mantra of “less is more” becomes especially true. We value material possessions less and appreciate relationships and experiences even more.