Despite the aches and pains of old age, a large Gallup poll has found that by almost any measure, people get happier as they get older.
A study of more than 340,000 people nationwide, ages 18 to 85 showed that people start out at age 18 feeling pretty good about themselves, and then, apparently, life begins to throw curve balls. They feel worse and worse until they hit 50. At that point, there is a sharp reversal, and people keep getting happier as they age. By the time they are 85, they are even more satisfied with themselves than they were at 18.
So, don’t worry, be happy — because you’re getting older.
(READ the article at the NY Times)
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