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The younger may be too inclined to trust instrumental strategies, perhaps even beyond their actual capacity, while the very old may have lost too much in active mastery, which they are not able to compensate for. The ‘paradox’ of being satisfied with life in older years, therefore, need not be so paradoxical, but in the presumed paradox lies also a potential source of benefit if many older people find that life is in fact better than they expected. Older people are subject to the same ageing stereotypes as any other age group (Levy, 2003), and their internalised low expectations may have added to their well-being if their worst fears are not met.
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