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Do we become wiser as we grow older?

David A. Merrill, MD
Psychiatry
It's not all bad news in terms of cognitive function as we get older -- our levels of wisdom increase as we age. The concept of wisdom is somewhat difficult to define, however. There are many definitions of wisdom. Essentially though, it's the concept of learning to be empathic regarding others, learning not to be reactive and learning to have an understanding of other perspectives.

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