A friend just sent us a great link to a presentation by Laura Carstensen in the USA (TED Talk). The link is below. She outlines some of the results of research on the ageing process from a general wellbeing and happiness perspective.
Laura indicates that research suggests that older people have less tolerance for injustice. They are talented and motivated to solve the big issues. Culture will determine the future of how we access these talents. It is up to us all to capitalise on the strengths of older people to create better societies than we have ever known.