Old People Bitter About Being Old
A recent study suggests that older people enjoy reading or hearing news about negative stories about their younger counterparts. The study concludes that older people feel this way because seeing younger people deal with misfortune make them feel better about themselves.
“Living in a youth centered culture, they may appreciate a boost in self-esteem. That’s why they prefer the negative stories about younger people, who are seen as having a higher status in our society,” said Dr. Silvia Knobloch-Westerwick, of Ohio State University. (Reuters)
This is terrible news. The youngsters of today look up to their elders and honor them, and this is what they get in return? This is especially true in western countries where older people are admired for their wisdom and life experiences, but now we find out that they are secretly enjoy seeing young people suffers setbacks in their lives. This is indeed a shame.