New study finds that it’s not only wine that gets better with age.
We don’t age here at Good Men Project Magazine headquarters. Not sure how we do it, but we’re Matt Damon-esque in that way. Must be the water in Boston. But we thought the rest of you might be interested in some good news on the aging front. And that news is… The older you get, the happier you’ll be! Or at least that’s what the New York Times is saying about a recent Gallup poll.
The poll surveyed more than 340,000 people across the country and asked them to rate their happiness on a 10-point scale.
Here’s what the researchers found:
- Stress decreases starting at age 22.
- Worry remains constant until age 50, then declines suddenly.
- Anger is on its way down starting at age 18.
- But hold on! Sadness hits a peak at 50, then declines until 73, then increases a little.
From the article: “The results… were good news for old people, and for those who are getting old.”
Or, as Bobby McFerrin might say, Don’t Worry. Be Happy.