According to new research from the University of California San Diego, acquiring wisdom makes you less lonely. But can you learn how to be wiser without, like, aging rapidly?

Well, the study investigated 485 middle-aged and elderly adults from San Diego, California, and Cilento, Italy, and it revealed a correlation between more wisdom and less loneliness. But what is wisdom? The study diagnosed “wisdom” as a multidimensional trait that encompasses a few things: emotional regulation, self-reflection, decisiveness in the face of uncertainty, acceptance of divergent value systems, social advising, and compassion. It’s in that last component that researchers assumed we can use to become more wise, and therefore less lonely. Sounds win-win!  Click here to read more…

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