|Title||Happy Retirees? Maybe Not: Why Life Satisfaction Isn’t Necessarily ‘U-Shaped’ After All|
|Publication Type||Web Article|
|Year of Publication||2020|
|City||Jersey City, New Jersey|
|Keywords||Life Satisfaction, Retirement|
Happiness, experts say, is U-shaped: generally speaking, we are happy/full of life satisfaction as young adults but, as we reach middle age, we become less satisfied, with a trough in one’s early 50s; from this trough we rebound to ever-increasing satisfaction levels as we age. It’s remarkable, really, considering the physical infirmities we face, plus financial worries, loss of loved ones, and more. What explains this? We become wiser and we are able to see all of life’s ups and downs with a greater sense of perspective.
But what if that’s not true?