Research shows that people get happier as they get older.http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=age-brings-happiness
This makes me happy! "The researchers found, after controlling for variables such as health, wealth, gender, ethnicity and education, that well-being increases over everyone's lifetime. But people who have lived through extreme hardship, such as the Great Depression, start off much less happy than those who have had more comfortable lives."
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