Yup, it’s true. As we age our capacity for happiness increases. This is despite the fact that our bodies are declining, our minds are a tad foggy, and the glaring reality that there are way more yesterdays than tomorrows. No matter. We are happier, or at least we can be.
This article in the New York Times explains the reasons for this situation. Here’s a quote from the article that ought to get you going:
When researchers ask people to assess their own well-being, people in their 20s rate themselves highly. Then there’s a decline as people get sadder in middle age, bottoming out around age 50. But then happiness levels shoot up, so that old people are happier than young people. The people who rate themselves most highly are those ages 82 to 85.
Does that sound enticing? I thought so. So here is the rest of it. Enjoy……literally! 🙂