Why people get happier as they get older

As people age, they gain what they spend their lives pursuing: happiness. Life is not a long slow decline from sunlit uplands towards the valley of death. It is, rather, a U-bend. Ask people how they feel about getting older, and they will probably reply in the same vein as Maurice Chevalier: “Old age isn’t so bad when you consider the alternative.” Stiffening joints, weakening muscles, fading … https://bit.ly/2XXScEB

The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic

It seems strange to launch a column on happiness during a pandemic. The timing is, well, awkward, isn’t it? Maybe not. We’re stuck at home; our lives on COVID time have slowed to a near halt. This creates all sorts of obvious inconveniences, of course. But in the involuntary quiet, many of us also sense an opportunity to think a little more deeply about life. In our go-go-go world, we rarely get … https://bit.ly/3b1fxJ5