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March 03, 2007

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Sam

The obvious answer is that before age 20, one is a child, with, on average, few or no worries, as one's parents take care of most things. Yes, you might have left home and got a job, but you're likely to be living in a single room and your biggest worry is deciding which pub to drink in.

Between 20 and 45, people have all the stresses - providing for a family, finding somewhere for the family to live, raising children, getting promoted at work and so on.

After 45 or 50, the kids are more or less grown up and ready to take responsibility for themselves. You may not yet be at the peak of your career, but it should be clear what your prospects are.

bird dog

Who cares?
Is "happiness" the meaning/purpose of life?
I doubt it. We aren't dogs, are we?

Shuggy

"Why is this? The depressing possibility is that there's a selection effect: sad people die younger, so average happiness rise with age."

Nah. In my own case, adolescence - the stage of development where consciousness makes you feel uncomfortable in your own skin - lasted about 15 years or so. 30-40 felt quite comfortable in said skin and decided to go mental for a decade to celebrate. Dreaded turning forty but when it arrived and people ask you how you feel? Lucky to be here, lucky is what I am. So I'm reasonably happy. Anything else is a bonus.

jameshigham

That's so, Chris. The U shape though is really an S because after a certain upturn, it inevitably goes down again - age related illnesses etc.

Terri

At 50-something I'm more relaxed about life now than I've ever been. I think it's down to several things. Surviving disasters, near-death and near-bankruptcy kind of events has taught me that cliches like 'stuff happens' 'tomorrow's another day' 'you can't please everyone' etc. are true. Things really do work out in the end...

I remind people of their mum, which gives me a head-start in tricky situations - only yesterday, some git in a car he could barely control nearly took the wing of my car off. We both rolled down our windows for a shout, but when I opened hostilities with "have you been drinking?" he dropped his eyes and muttered an apology. Result.

I can be completely invisible, so it doesn't matter if I nip up to the supermarket wearing odd socks and an abysmal old purple fleece.

I've decided that words like 'grown-up' 'ambition' and 'success' are delusions - or at least, they've passed me by, and it really doesn't matter. I like what Shuggy says about feeling lucky. Yup. If we were still living in the Stone Age, I'd be well past my life expectancy by now.

knzn

Another possibility is that there are just neuroendocrine changes that happen with age and make people feel more satisfied with their lives.

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