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Does Getting Older Mean Getting Wiser?

Tuesday Dec 11 2007

   By Lauren Selman | Bio


I recently watched one of my favorite shows, "Sex in the City." This show features four protagonists that constantly prove that 30 is the new 20 and uncovers their relationships in the city of New York. In this particular episode, the older women were poignantly juxtaposed against young starlettes to emphasis they're "getting older". The plot circulated around the question about aging that Carrie posed at the top of the episode: "Does getting older mean getting wiser?" I feel that, in the discussion of aging, the concepts of "getting older" are synonymous with "getting wiser." But is this really the case?

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