With age, do we get wiser or cranky?Having seen elders, relatives, grandparents and my own parents, I often wonder, whether what I learnt in school was only partly correct. Like many children, I also was taught that the older one is, the wiser he is. Is it really true?
We tend to get a little rigid in our outlook, we cannot take criticism easily especially if it is related to our firm beliefs and principles, we become a little inflexible with respect to daily activities and needs. We tend to become dogmatic. The coffee has to be on the table, with the right strength, breakfast should be hot and served, not asked for. Anything done at home needs to be informed especially expenses, visitors should visit us first.
It is as if as we get older, many seem to be wrapped in a time capsule of our own, portraying ourselves as more cranky or adamant than being more wiser.