New study links aging with increased trust and well-being "New  research suggests that getting older doesn’t imply becoming cynical and misanthropic. Instead, aging tends to lead people to become more trusting," say Michael Poulin and Claudia Haase, co-authors of two studies exploring the relationship between age and trust. "Though trust can have negative consequences, ... the research shows that it can also be a resource for well-being. The studies find no evidence that those negative consequences erode the benefits of trust for older adults’ well-being. “We know that older people are more likely to look at the bright side of things. As we age, we may be more likely to see the best in other people and ignore the little letdowns that got us so wary when we were younger.” I always got along well with old people, and found the above to be true, but there weren't that many that I got to know well. Maybe I was just lucky. This study makes me feel good and I choose to believe it.