[ExI] NYT: Happiness May Come With Age, Study Says
spike66 at att.net
Wed Jun 2 14:44:51 UTC 2010
> Subject: Re: [ExI] NYT: Happiness May Come With Age, Study Says
> On 6/2/10, John Grigg wrote:
> > Happiness may come with age...
> > http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/01/health/research/01happy.html
...> It sounds miserable, but apparently it is not. A large Gallup
> poll has found that by almost any measure, people get happier
> as they get older, and researchers are not sure why.
> The answer is obvious. There is less pressure when you are older.
> The things you got stressed about when you were young just
> seem triviial and don't bother you anymore... BillK
Ja! I hope this thread generates many comments.
When I was a child I noticed something interesting about my grandfathers.
To have fun, my parents wanted to go to a ball game, or go downtown to some
event or other, or *do* something, or go somewhere. My grandfather and I
could just walk down the street, or walk across the way to where a bird was
making a nest in a tree, or go over to the local park, or just mess around
the house. We would have a great time! He didn't need to be *doing*
something all the time. My grandfathers knew how to enjoy just seeing, just
being, didn't need to always be going and doing.
As I have gotten older myself, I completely get that now. I still like to
go and do, but I get the enjoyment of just watching and being.
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