Study: People Know They Will Change, But Underestimate How Much
By: Nell Greenfieldboyce
January 3, 2013
New research in the journal Science suggests that people aren't aware of how much they will change in the next decade of their lives. Teenagers, middle-aged people, and older people all recognize that they have changed a lot in the past, but all think they will change relatively little in the future. People at all ages think that the pace of personal change has slowed to a crawl and they have recently become the people they will remain.
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