Learning! Friends keep you young
There is so much research on the benefits of having a good social network. To exaggerate slightly, it will basically save your life. Turns out, it will also keep you young.
New research shows that having an active social life staves off that steep decline in mental and physical acuity that many elderly people face. In fact, friendships might be more helpful in this regard than relationships with your own family.
So hang on to your friends, kids!
Source: Pacific Standard