Posted: Mar 10, 2016 1:39 pm
by Macdoc
Deduce?? You mean you are conjecturing ....making it up from whole clothe..

I think your imagination is getting carried away. Except when prodded by legal types to update a will etc .....people don't sit and navel gaze .....they get on with enjoying life and many choose a new career...planning what adventures they will have the coming year etc.

6 Popular Choices for Second Career in Retirement ... ./673662...
Sep 4, 2015 - After retirement, many retirees discover they still feel vibrant and want to work. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, 65 percent ...

You also overstate declines ....the human body stops maturing around 25 - so why pick on one some aspects - especially mental ......
The myth that neurons stop developing has been busted

Older people do not decline mentally with age, it just takes them longer to recall facts because they have more information in their brains, scientists believe.
Much like a computer struggles as the hard drive gets full up, so to do humans take longer to access information, it has been suggested.
Researchers say this slowing down it is not the same as cognitive decline.
“The human brain works slower in old age,” said Dr. Michael Ramscar, “but only because we have stored more information over time
“The brains of older people do not get weak. On the contrary, they simply know more.” ... -much.html

We have a mixed group of trivia players that meet socially every Thursday ....a few 30 somethings and most 60+ and over the years we consistently trounce the younger groups.
Now yeah we're mostly medical or tech types with uni degrees and more with the rest in hospitality industry ....we whacked the hell out of a bunch of pilots last round. ( there are usually about 10 teams ).

Many top Duplicate Bridge players are in that age group

The best bridge player in America is a former options trader.The second best is a former commodities trader.
The third best is an investment advisor.

Note the pattern? America’s highest-rated bridge players are overwhelmingly composed of Wall Street guys. Bridge is a complex card game that fits the analytic side of finance, as poker appeals to instincts.

It is most popular among options traders. Like bridge, “[options] trading is a game in which the player must study patterns and make accurate decisions quickly,” says NYT bridge columnist Alan Truscott.

There are many activities where people continue to get better - and regularly trounce younger age groups...

The subjects were also given a variety of mental tests, and the Scrabble players only did especially well in the Scrabble-related skills (anagramming words and generating words that start with a particular letter). They were able to successfully anagram 3 times more words than the control group and 14 times more words than the undergrads.

There were three test groups in the experiment: a group of undergraduates, a group of competitive Scrabble players recruited from a tournament, and a third group of subjects chosen to have the same age distribution as the Scrabble players (with an average age of 57).

and you don't worry about zits ... :roll: