Not many 55-year-old gang members

In the Age Boom Academy today we also learned that older people (50 and above) suffer less depression, mental illness and substance abuse compared with younger folks. And they engage in less destructive behavior.

"That's why there aren't a lot of 55-year-old gang members," said Karl Pillemer, director of the Cornell Institute for Translational Research on Aging.

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