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How to Grow Your Happiness Nest Egg

Will you be more or less happy when you are old? Seven steps to building happiness, and #7 is the most important.
March 9th, 2022

Columnist Arthur Brooks asks his Harvard graduate students whether they think they’ll be happier or unhappier when they are old.  Then he shows them the national and international research.  “Happiness tends to decline throughout young adulthood and middle age, bottoming out at about age 50. After that, it heads back up again into one’s mid-60s,” Brooks notes.  “Then something strange happens. Older people split into two groups as they get old: those getting much happier, and those getting much unhappier.”  He likens building happiness to building wealth and offers seven ideas for building your “happiness 401(k).”

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