One of the joys of old age is that you can get away with bad behaviour. Or so they say. You can speak your mind. You don’t have to bother with the niceties.

One of my fears about getting older is that I might say the first thing that comes into my head, and what if it’s bad?

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Who’s in charge, the elephant or the rider? These riders look perfectly in control, despite elephants being such large, smart, powerful creatures. But for Jonathan Haidt in The Righteous Mind, the image of riders and elephants describes how human beings think. And it’s the elephants who come out on top.

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