Thursday, 10 June 2010

Link: Good News: Happiness grows as we age, poll finds

It is inevitable. The muscles weaken. Hearing and vision fade. We get wrinkled and stooped. We can't run or even walk as fast as we used to. We have aches and pains. We get old.

It sounds miserable, but apparently it is not. A Gallup Poll has found that by almost any measure, people get happier as they get older, and researchers are not sure why.

"It could be that there are environmental changes," said Arthur Stone, a professor of psychology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the lead author of a study based on the survey, "or it could be psychological changes about the way we view the world, or it could even be biological -- for example brain chemistry or endocrine changes."

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