Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Do we always have to be positive?

In general the answer has to be 'yes'. In our book we quote the Yale University research studies that state that if we have a positive outlook towards our own ageing then we can live an extra 7.5 years - a bigger influence than not smoking or regular exercise. However, I firmly believe that just occasionally one can indulge in a little cynicism. As such I loved this quotation from Anthony Powell that was quoted recently in the Independant:
"Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed."

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