We all know the stereotype of the grumpy old man. We’ve met him, we’re related to him, he lives next door, some of us even have to work for him. But is it true? Turns out…kinda. NPR reports on a new study published in Psychology and Aging, suggesting,
The approximate moment when grumpiness kicks in for men, according to a recently released report, is around age 70.
Then you’d better get off his lawn.
Researchers found that as men grow older — from, say, 50 on — they have fewer obstacles and annoyances to worry about in life and, furthermore, they are more equipped to deal with adversity. But around age 70, life — or at least the perception of happiness — begins to go downhill.
Huh. Guess it’s what we have to look forward to. I wonder if the grumpiness will make us even care….
Check out the full piece on the Protojournalist blog – The Grumpy Point: When A Man Turns 70