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Old Sep 30th 2011, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: Why do male humans get cantankerous with age

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Originally Posted by Michael View Post
Most males die before getting too old. In my experience, the vast majority of notably cantankerous old people are women.

I suspect that that aches, pains and general deterioration of the mind and body is the source of such cantankerousness amongst old people generally.

Btw, I don't think I've ever met anyone over the age of 70 whom I'd call pleasant or happy. Most of them seem quite miserable.
I have. Unfortunately the first one that comes to mind is getting a little grouchy, but then, his wife (of similar age) is dying, while his health persists. I imagine it would put anyone on edge.

But yeah, old women are just as grouchy as old men. Absolutely.
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