UNDERSTAND OLDER ADULTS’ VIEWS ON WISDOM
What is wisdom? What makes someone wise? How is wisdom acquired? A survey of individuals age 55 and better reveals the thoughts and perspectives of this population regarding an under-studied area of aging.
IN THIS RESEARCH BRIEF, YOU’LL LEARN:
- Which common characteristics older adults associate with wisdom
- How older adults view the association (or lack thereof) of wisdom and aging
- Which life experiences that those age 55+ believe contributed to their own wisdom
FROM THIS RESEARCH BRIEF:
“Respondents indicated that a wide variety of experiences contributed to their own wisdom, including making mistakes, interacting with people of a different generation, and experiencing adversity.”