Happiness versus age

I had CBC Radio One playing for most of the day, Saturday. In a WireTap episode called “How to Age Gracefully,” host Jonathan Goldstein talked about getting older.

Goldstein interviewed Rob Trucks, and Rob said,

There have been several studies that suggest happiness over the course of a lifetime is a U-shaped curve, and the lowest point of happiness is 45 to 49.

This immediately brightened my day and I really hope he’s right. I can’t imagine another 30 years of feeling the way I do now.


Wiretap graphic ©2014 CBC

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