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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
According to some social scientists, the older we get, the more our personal ethics matter. It probably has something to do with the desire most of us have to wrap things up here on Earth on a good note. I mean, who wants to face Judgment Day as a lousy tipper or as someone who intentionally left the shopping cart where it would dent the Mercedes parked one spot over?

Yet the perception is that the older people get, the crankier and more self-absorbed they become. So which is true?

Perhaps a little of both.
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Your expenses (beyond health care, which is a big issue) decrease in time as energies flag. You don't have college costs; your food bill declines. Why does this matter?
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