10 Aging Myths

Old People Are Jerks 1 of 11

Growing old has long been one of humanity's greatest fears, especially thanks to the large number of myths about aging that have slowly become "facts" over time. The good news is that there's not a whole lot to be scared about. If you take good care of yourself, you can live a long, healthy, and enjoyable life. Just for reassurance, check out these 10 aging myths that simply are not true.

Primarily, old people are thought of as crotchety individuals that don't want to have anything to do with the rebellious youth of today. In truth, people in the late stages of life have been found to be just as happy as much middle-aged people. Research has shown that people's personalities don't really change once they get past age 30, so anyone who is an old crank was just as mean when they were young!