A Person is Happiest at 80 Years of Age

by Kathy Jones on  March 28, 2011 at 8:47 PM Lifestyle News
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Elderly and not youngsters are the most happiest with a new study revealing that happiness in a human being peaks when he is 80 years of age.
 A Person is Happiest at 80 Years of Age
A Person is Happiest at 80 Years of Age

The recent study, led by Professor Lewis Wolpert at University College London, found that those under 30 years of age were "averagely happy" but the level of happiness declined as they entered their middle ages and they became embroiled in supporting their family. Nearly 350,000 people were surveyed by the researchers as part of the study.

However with all the responsibilities over by mid forties, the cheerfulness returns with the researchers saying that the happiness would be at its maximum in their seventies and eighties.

"From the mid-forties, people tend to become ever more cheerful and optimistic, perhaps reaching a maximum in their late seventies or eighties", Wolpert wrote in his study, which has been published by the American National Academy of Sciences.


Source: Medindia

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how was happiness measured? questionnair.... in the eighties medical problems are peaking,most octagenerians take pills to stay alive.how can they be happy...

Happiness increases around the mid-forties and above because more likely, the person no longer needs to work long hours because he/she has no more family to support. The children are grown-up and can fend for themselves. During this time, the person has more time for himself and can spend more for himself.

japanat

Great, the world is so crummy your best time of life is either when your a witless rug rat, or a senile senior citizen. Just because someone has provided their second rate 'research' doesn't make it more valuable than a simple opinion.

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