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Old Sep 30th 2011, 06:15 PM
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Default Re: Why do male humans get cantankerous with age

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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