It seems the young and the old have the secret for happiness.
Most people assume that, as children we live a carefree existence, then there is the miserable confusion of teenage years, but we regain happiness once we figure it all out and settle down, only to grow grumpy and lonely with every additional wrinkle and grey hair.
This is utterly wrong. It turns out that happiness is indeed high in youth, but declines steadily hitting rock bottom in our mid 40s. Then, miraculously, our sense of happiness takes a turn for the better, increasing as we grow older.
This fact has been observed across the globe – it has been documented in more than 70 countries, in surveys of more than 500.000 people in both developing and developed countries.