Do people's levels of intolerance get higher as they get older? My mum who is in her mid-60's certainly complains about a lot more things but is also a lot more racist than she used to be. But there is also a woman here at work who is also in her 60s and seems to hate so many people and always complaining. Maybe I see it more because of the particular people I am around. But they have also had those shows about Grumpy Old Men and Women. Is it just me or is it something that really is quite common? I just know I certainly don't want to end up like that!