OK, maybe it’s not quite true. Maybe you can’t think yourself into reaching Methuselah’s ripe old age. Nevertheless, there is an increasing body of science that says the connection between what we think we are and what we actually are is much stronger than we would think — and the causality flows more from the thinking to the being than the other way around. Rick Daugherty talks about the value of keeping a positive outlook in your senior years. Why not give it a shot? Take the stairs! Say “hello” to a stranger! Be Bold! Be a social butterfly! What’s the worst that can happen?