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What Do 90-Somethings Regret Most?

I interviewed the oldest people I know. Their responses contradict popular research about aging and happiness.

Illustration: Tess Smith-Roberts

MyMy preconceptions about older people first began to crumble when one of my congregants, a woman in her 80s, came into my office seeking pastoral care. She had been widowed for several years but the reason for her distress…