Sunday, December 26, 2010

Do you want your life to be happier? You can! All you have to do is turn 50. Here is a graph to prove it...

Well, as you can see, turning 26 will do it too, but then is goes back downhill...Although I am only 8 months into my 50th year, I find some validity in the graph below.  Acceptance of things I cannot change has gone a long way in giving me piece of mind...No mid-life crisis for me, unless you consider recently I have not worn my seatbelt when I am in my car alone and take the short trip to the grocery store...Ahhh, the freedom!! I think I am going to be good from now on... :)
""When people start out on adult life, they are, on average, pretty cheerful. Things go downhill from youth to middle age until they reach a nadir commonly known as the mid-life crisis. So far, so familiar. The surprising part happens after that. Although as people move towards old age they lose things they treasure—vitality, mental sharpness and looks—they also gain what people spend their lives pursuing: happiness. This curious finding has emerged from a new branch of economics that seeks a more satisfactory measure than money of human well-being. Conventional economics uses money as a proxy for utility—the dismal way in which the discipline talks about happiness. But some economists, unconvinced that there is a direct relationship between money and well-being, have decided to go to the nub of the matter and measure happiness itself...Read Full Artice HERE
The Economist
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