The following article is a very interesting read, and I highly recommend you follow the link through to the New York Times.
By PHYLLIS KORKKI, MARCH 12, 2014, NY Times
“Since ancient times, the elusive concept of wisdom has figured prominently in philosophical and religious texts. The question remains compelling: What is wisdom, and how does it play out in individual lives? Most psychologists agree that if you define wisdom as maintaining positive well-being and kindness in the face of challenges, it is one of the most important qualities one can possess to age successfully — and to face physical decline and death. Read more…“