Problems of the Middle Aged December 26, 1943

Dr. Albert E. Wiggam, December 26, 1943

“People should have their britdays forgotten as soon as they are born. Classifying people according to their age makes many a man and woman feel and look old.

“Eskimos have the right idea about age. No Eskimo knows his age. Once when a psychologist asked an Eskimo chief to estimate how old he thought he was, the Eskimo asked, ‘Why should I want to know how old I am?’

“Altogether too much emphasis is placed on the age of the other chap. The learning ability of an average mind does not decrease with age. With age, mental speed decrease as mental power increases. And in the end, increase of mental power offsets the decrease of mental speed.”

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