NEW YORK TIMES: It is inevitable. The muscles weaken. Hearing and vision fade. We get wrinkled and stooped. We can’t run, or even walk, as fast as we used to. We have aches and pains in parts of our bodies we never even noticed before. We get old.

It sounds miserable, but apparently it is not. A large Gallup poll has found that by almost any measure, people get happier as they get older, and researchers are not sure why.

“It could be that there are environmental changes,” said Arthur A. Stone, the lead author of a new study based on the survey, “or it could be psychological changes about the way we view the world, or it could even be biological — for example brain chemistry or endocrine changes.”

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4 thoughts on “GALLUP: Happiness May Come With Age

  1. I more inclined to agree and take heart with this research.

    There could well be a lot of factors that makes the “greyer” amongst us more happier.

    One would definitely be WISDOM, that experience attained over the years, to recognize the small staff and not sweat it. The wisdom to know, instinctively, what to do in many given situation.

  2. Happiness is within, and can sing, dance and perform if encourgaed and watched. However, it has taken many decades to blunt the physical.

  3. At any age we should just be glad with being alive.
    The older we get the more we appriciate haveing lived longer,than friends and family who died earlier through disease,accidents ect.