people who rate themselves most highly are those ages 82 to 85:
- People in their 20's also think well of their life. (But there is little security, or, perhaps more so, a lack of appreciation of the coming reality. I added this.)
- For the general populace, this good feeling of those in their 20's declines with age until bottoming out around the age of 50, when people in the U.S. are most unhappy.
- Not reported in this article, but there again is a drop in attitude after 85 for health and other problems become dominating.
The Woman in Black 2, coming on January 2, which, amazingly enough, garnered a 94% advanced audience rating from Rotten Tomatoes, after the original did dismally.] In any case, said Brooks:
- They emphasize the positives.
- Are more relaxed, for they get more pleasure out of the present.
- They have mastered life's challenges.
- Are not confronted by stressful activities like teenage children.
- Are not as troubled by setbacks and have learned that anxiety is a waste of life.
- Have the experience to balance tensions.
- Are wiser.
- Certainly, you can't have much confidence in the confidence of Rapture.
- Of course there are Biblical examples:
- But getting to Heaven is a one way trip, and there appears to be no means of communication back to Earth, and there has been no confirmation of anyone with this capability.
- Apostle John saw Heaven and recorded the Book of Revelation.
- Paul also saw the light.
- Holy angels chant Holy, Holy Holy over the throne of God, some with six wings and they never stop this proclamation.
Tropical Storm Hagupit, now at 45 MPH, is reasonably south, but just about impacting Manila:
Thus far, 27, mostly from the town of Borongan, have perished. As terrible as this might be, Hagupit was at one point the strongest typhoon of the year, so the Philippines was largely spared.