Hidden within all sorts of abysmal news in the national newspaper this week
I came across this article which I'm quoting hereunder:
The prospect of ageing needn't be daunting as we're happiest at 85, according to new research.
An increasing number of wrinkles and getting undeniably close to death aren't enough to put the elderly off enjoying themselves - research confirms we don;t get sadder as we get older,
In fact, it seems that just the opposite is true.
A telephone poll of 340,000 people showed that after 50, people start progressively getting happier.
By 85, people were more satisfied with themselves than when they were 18.
While the results of the US Gallop telephone poll showed that happiness came with age, it didn't uncover the cause of this phenomenon, as reported in Live Science.
The survey showed that people start out at age 18 feeling pretty good and feel progressively worse until they hit 50.
But after that point, people begin getting happier.