How Your Age And Where You Live Impact Your Happiness
Researchers found happiness follows a U-shaped curve, dipping down during middle age, then gradually creeping up again throughout your twilight years.By Nathan Giannini | November 7, 2014
What is the key to happiness? According to a new study published in The Lancet, it probably has something to do with where and how long you live.
The researchers found happiness generally follows a U-shaped curve, peaking in the late teens and 20s, dipping down to its lowest between 45 and 54, then gradually creeping up again throughout your twilight years.
Researchers say as you age you acquire "emotional wisdom" — basically you learn the best way to live your life and stay away from things that make you unhappy.