When we recognize that we don't have all the time in the world, we see our priorities most clearly.

Laura Carstensen

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“Older People Are Happier.” TEDxWomen 2011. Dec. 2011. Conference Presentation.

Source: "Older People Are Happier." TEDxWomen 2011. Dec. 2011. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote by psychologist Laura Carstensen is about aging. It means that as we grow older and realize that we won't live forever, our values become more clear. We realize that we have a limited amount of time to live, and thus, we want to make the most of that time. The quote is from Carstensen's 2011 TED Talk about the surprising results of some new research on aging and its implications on our society's expanding life expectancy. Watch the full TED Talk here: Laura Carstensen - Older People Are Happier