Top 10 Lessons from the Wisest Americans

I conducted a research project designed to tap the wisdom of older Americans. The result was a set of lessons from the people I have called “the wisest Americans.”

By: Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In contemporary society, we don’t often ask our elders for advice. We’re much more likely to talk to professionals, read books by pop psychologists or motivational speakers, or troll the internet for solutions to our problems. In general (and for the first time in human history), we no longer look to our society’s oldest members as a key source of wisdom for how to live happier, …

Read More »