“Can you guess?
When you ask people when they were the happiest, chances are they get nostalgic and reflect back to their childhood. After all, that’s when we were living free of all responsibilities — I mean really, bills? What the hell are those? Not to mention, other people were tending to our needs while our only “job” was to play, learn, then nap (all on repeat). But shockingly, data has proven popular opinion to be inaccurate, showing that our happiness tends to grow as we get older!
So at what age are we the happiest? Happify came up with an unexpected answer.
According to Happify, an app that focuses on people enhancing their happiness through exercise and games, at age 18 people are actually quite happy. However, that dips in the middle years with 53 being the lowest point of happiness. Then once again, happiness increases as you approach 60 (huge gap, right?). But wait, that’s not it! From then on, happiness continues to rise until 85 (the oldest age studied).
The results are not completely surprising. Another study from last year found that 58 is the age when people are most content with their lives.
We’re thinking it’s good news that happiness rises as you age because it was also found that those who stay positive live 7.5 years longer. (Looks like the “grumpy old person” stereotype just isn’t true!)”
Read more here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/04…