Older people have passed their wisdom onto younger generations on Reddit
Older people have passed their wisdom onto younger generations on Reddit

The advice that older people would give their younger selves

Take care of your friends - and your teeth

Kashmira Gander
Monday 21 December 2015 17:14

Tend to your friendships, avoid debt as best you can, and take care of your teeth.

These are the wise words that older generations wish to pass on to those on the cusp of adulthood.

The pointers were posted on the entertainment website Reddit, after users were invited to answer the question: “Older members of reddit. What uncommon / non cliche life advice would you give someone just starting their adult life ?”

Here are some of the best tips:



How you see yourself




Daily life

Following advice...

Ageing well may also come down to how the process is perceived, according to a study.

Reseachers at the Yale School of Public Health found a link between those who believe in negative stereotypes of older people and the prevelance of Alzheimer's disease.

The team behind the study published in the 'Psychology of Ageing' asked 158 healthy people enrolled in the Baltimore Longitudinal Study of Ageing (BLSA) about age stereotpyes.

When the participants were revisited around 25 years later, it was found that those with negative views towards ageing had greater loss of hippocampus volume - the area of the brain assocaited with Alzheimer's disease, Time reported.

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