Older people are happier

laura carstebsen
Are older people happier in the 20th century?  We added an unprecedented number of  years to our lifespans, but is the quality of life as good?

Surprisingly, the answer is a resounding yes!  In this thought provoking video, psychologist Laura Carstensen shows research that demonstrates that as people get older they become happier, more content, and have a more positive outlook on the world.  If you find that difficult to believe, then watch this!

One thought on “Older people are happier”

  1. I feel like older people are just more satisfied with knowing that they’ve done what they’ve done and they can’t change it. Good or bad. There’s just something about releasing regrets.

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