Old Is the New Happy

A new study suggests that happiness comes with age. Apparently at age 18 you feel pretty good and then it's a slippery slope up until age 50 -- then from 50 on you're feeling great again. From today's New York Times:

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.

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