A Weird Self-Esteem Boost
Older people enjoy reading negative news stories about younger people, claim German researchers. According to the study, older people between 55 and 60 get a self-esteem boost from reading negative stories about their younger counterparts aged 18 to 30. MSNBC reports that the research reveals older people were more likely to read negative stories about younger people, while younger people enjoyed reading positive news stories about people their age. Older people were less likely to read either positive or negative news stories about people their age. Researchers believe that older people need self-esteem boosts since younger people tend to have a higher status in society.