Positive self-perceptions about aging can increase longevity. A study of 660 people age 50+ found that older individuals who perceived aging positively lived 7.5 years longer than those with less positive self-perceptions about age. That’s a very statistically significant outcome! The advantage remained after age, gender, socioeconomic status, loneliness and functional heath were included as predictive aging variables.  (B. Levy, et al) So, if you ever needed a reason to get your Silver Disobedience™ Mojo on…now you have it!

AND, I am especially happy to report that having read tens of thousands of comments since starting this blog a few short months ago, the large majority of us will be partying a lot longer than others.  Most Silver Disobedients™ have expressed a firm belief that: “The rest of my life will be the best of my life!”

Now, tell me what you’re doing to pump up your positive self-perceptions about aging and what you’ll be doing with your increasing your lifespan!!


Dian Griesel is Chief Influencer at Silver Disobedience™ and a new Icon Model at Wilhelmina Models More than 1,000 people have hired her as their corporate and/or personal Strategist over the past 25+ years. An author of several books, Dian is an active blogger on all aspects of life and the wonders of age and aging.

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