Bring on the wrinkles
"The older I get, the more I live on that 1971 plug from Clairol:
“You’re not getting older, you’re getting better.” That slogan, as one
can imagine, sold lots and lots of hair dye. Today, however, it’s not
selling anything except perhaps the wisdom of looking differently at
aging, or, in this case, maturing. (Yes, there’s a difference.)
“The link between structure (of the cerebral cortex – that is, the
outer landscape of the brain) and personality may help explain how we
mature as we get older,” New Scientists
“Folds and wrinkles are thought to increase the surface area
of the brain, but make the cortex thinner. The cortex continues to
stretch and fold throughout childhood and adolescence, and into
adulthood. As we grow up, people generally become less neurotic, and
more conscientious and agreeable.”
"So, instead of bye-bye gray, we can welcome the passing of years that
more often than not gives way to bye-bye neurosis and that too-often,
but most unwelcome guest, mood swings.
"That’s science, not a slogan … and I’m sticking to it!"
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