Yes I do believe we do as....we have lived a long time and experienced so many ups and downs and MUST have learnt a lot along the way...however it is sad that in Australia this knowledge is not really respected enough and accessed.....Being older gives you incredible insights I believe..you generally become a better person (so long as you can keep the complaining at bay and not become grumpy old women/men!!!!!!!!!!!)
I think that if we do NOT get wiser as we get older,then there must be a major problem somewhere in the wiring of the brain,otherwise we are simply lazy!!!!
How on earth with all the experiences we have gone through,both good and bad,could we NOT learn from life's journey!!
Vee has the right idea. I think wisdom comes not only from experience but the ability to learn from that experience, and even more, the want to learn. It's these three things that make you more wise. Age alone doesn't do it, in my opinion.
Yes is the answer provided the person has even the most basic level of intelligence?
If I could take all the accumulated knowledge from this life back to the starting point and try again my life would be even better than it is now.
A smart young person should find a successful older person and adopt them as a mentor.
This would help them avoid problems and assist them to succeed.
The younger person could repay the favour in the relationship by helping the older generation to gain an understanding of new technologies and systems.
It is called caring and sharing.
Its a yes and no that Do People really get wiser as they get older. I have come across a few friends and family the older they get the more sillier they get, but as for me yes the older i get i become more wiser.