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Beethoven9th
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November 17th, 2013 at 5:47:41 PM permalink
I bookmarked this article over the summer and finally got around to reading it. (I know, I know...I have way too many bookmarks!)

We're at our happiest aged 23 and 69... but mid-50s is the worst time for regrets

According to the study, life satisfaction peaks at ages 23 and 69. The theory is that 23-year-olds overestimate their future life satisfaction before they are hit with life's disappointments. From that point, their satisfaction levels dip until they reach the lowest point in their mid-50's. Then things start to rebound, and satisfaction levels peak again at 69, when people supposedly no longer face disappointment.

I'm not 69 yet, but I know we have some members here who are approaching that age. I'd love to hear whether or not they're happier now compared to, say, 10-15 years ago.

But to everyone: Are you happy with your life?
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charliepatrick
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November 17th, 2013 at 6:19:38 PM permalink
I hope we all go through good times and bad times. I suspect ones priorities change as times goes by and one becomes more tolerant going over 50, hopefully having some fun times after retiring before old age sets in.
michael99000
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November 17th, 2013 at 6:21:23 PM permalink
I'll wait and see if Denver covers before answering this question
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November 17th, 2013 at 6:38:19 PM permalink
Quote: michael99000

I'll wait and see if Denver covers before answering this question



I have Chiefs money line. I'm feeling pretty unhappy right now (score: Denver: 17, KC: 7)
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November 17th, 2013 at 6:44:13 PM permalink
I'm pretty happy, and I'm in my mid-50's. I was pretty unhappy from a couple years ago until a few months ago, definite mid-life examination (short of crisis). But I'm turning things around, and I'm enjoying the transition. Sold a house after 15 months, got a new career last month after being sequestered since May, losing weight, getting rid of extraneous possessions, making new friends here and elsewhere, volunteering time for charity. Busy and productive counts for a lot in your attitude when you've been benched as useless and stuck broke.
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November 17th, 2013 at 6:56:58 PM permalink
I am 73 & 1/2,. Glad to be on the right side of grass.
Shed not for her the bitter tear Nor give the heart to vain regret Tis but the casket that lies here, The gem that filled it Sparkles yet
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November 17th, 2013 at 7:01:38 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

I am 73 & 1/2,. Glad to be on the right side of grass.



I heard you yelling out the window at the landscapers: "GREEN SIDE UP!!!" ; D
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Buzzard
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November 17th, 2013 at 7:03:48 PM permalink
Watch it Josie is Polish and I do mean Polish.

maiden name Stancavitch. Had to get her bookbag in school and copy her name.

Her dad had 2 brothers, 1 sister. All 4 spelled last name different !
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November 17th, 2013 at 7:17:05 PM permalink
Quote: Buzzard

Watch it Josie is Polish and I do mean Polish.

maiden name Stancavitch. Had to get her bookbag in school and copy her name.

Her dad had 2 brothers, 1 sister. All 4 spelled last name different !



Busted. Grew up in the Midwest with lots of Polish and Scandinavians. Also grew up when you could still tell Polish jokes, Italian jokes, Norwegian jokes, etc. That was one of my favorites, but I polished it up for this thread. (pun intended) Hiya, Josie! (waving)
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zippyboy
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November 17th, 2013 at 8:11:48 PM permalink
I've never heard a Norwegian joke...how do they go? Are they Viking jokes or what? How are Vikings funny?
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