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The Happiness U Curve
Old 11-18-2014, 05:53 PM   #1
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The Happiness U Curve

Does this ring true for you? Are you on the upswing of the U Curve? Does "The Curve" start going up sooner for early retirees?

A clip from CBS This Morning is here (at the moment anyway):
Why happiness may really begin in your 50s - Videos - CBS News

The article is here:
The Real Roots of Midlife Crisis - The Atlantic

An excerpt:
That led them to international surveys of life satisfaction and the discovery, quite unexpected, of a recurrent pattern in countries around the world. “Whatever sets of data you looked at,” Blanchflower told me in a recent interview, “you got the same things”: life satisfaction would decline with age for the first couple of decades of adulthood, bottom out somewhere in the 40s or early 50s, and then, until the very last years, increase with age, often (though not always) reaching a higher level than in young adulthood. The pattern came to be known as the happiness U-curve.

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Old 11-18-2014, 06:01 PM   #2
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I took a U-turn. Forget that self-help stuff.

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