Why the Elderly Are More Creative

Human’s deep-rooted desire to create are can be seen in the prehistoric caves of France, and that impulse doesn’t fade with age. The article’s author, Rhoda Curtis, argues that the creative process of exploring, testing and evaluating works in older adults’ favor.  She encourages older adults to try their hand at creativity, as there is nothing to lose and everything to gain. No longer should older adults be constrained by the self-doubts they carried their whole lives; this is the time to attempt new things and utilize old skills.  She concluded, “What a liberating state to be in. Even with aches and pains, even with low energy, there's usually a bit left over for self-gratification.”

The Huffington Post, October 10, 2011

Written By: Rhoda P. Curtis

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