And I don’t necessarily mean that the former inevitably causes the latter.
A big connection is that for young people to be wiser, often all they need to do is slow down a bit. Look before they leap. Old people just slow down. We can’t help it. For us, instant leaping is less of an option.
Trouble is, for both young and old, slowing down can just mean being stupid more slowly.
If you want to appear wise, saying nothing for longish time periods can be very effective, even if you are merely musing on sports results or playing a favourite tune in your head. Or, you just can’t be bothered to say anything.
I think I may just have imparted some wisdom.