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Daemon
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Happiness and Aging

Polls of populations around the globe show that life satisfaction often waxes and wanes with age and differs depending on where people live. In Western nations, happiness bottoms out between the ages of 45 and 54 before rising again into old age, while in the former Soviet Union and Latin America, it declines throughout life. The reasons for these trends are complex and multifaceted, but one factor that seems to have a strong influence is a region's economic prosperity, suggesting that money does in fact buy some measure of happiness. More...
MechPebbles
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 12:40:11 AM

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Happiness is the preoccupation of those with too much time and too much to eat.
AnjanaDutt
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 3:23:14 AM
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Gone through so much in life and still believe that money does contribute to happiness.
CoolSmooth
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:44:56 AM

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Today with Great Technology in Evaluating Illnesses & Breakthroughs of Advancements in Medicines We will Live + 20 yrs or on the Avg. Therefore making Us & our Families very happy indeed.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 4:47:34 AM

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Money definitely can buy happiness.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
socratoad
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:07:25 AM

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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
Money definitely can buy happiness.


And yet from my observations, in spite of financial status so many manage to create tbeir own special Hell on earth.
NeuroticHellFem
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:38:42 AM

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socratoad wrote:
NeuroticHellFem wrote:
Money definitely can buy happiness.


And yet from my observations, in spite of financial status so many manage to create tbeir own special Hell on earth.


Perhaps I should have reworded my comment: poverty creates misery; the absence of poverty is a source of happiness.

When you make an assumption, you make an ass of u & umption! - NeuroticHellFem
Absurdicuss
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:59:27 AM

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People that are compelled by survival instinct to work as hard at 80 as they did at 20 tend to have become disenchanted with the perks of life.


"Now" is the eternal present.
Wanderer
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:26:59 AM

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I think happiness is only what happens to you. Sometimes it is good but it's nothing that should be the major pursuit of your life.
early_apex
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 9:52:03 AM

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Happiness is not something you can attain by pursuing it, regardless of what Thomas Jefferson thought.

Reading about happiness and aging, as it relates to wealth, I would think that if you measured it in terms of unhappiness, you would see a connection to financial insecurity.

For purposes of conducting a study, they probably rolled happiness, contentedness, inner peace, joy and jollity into one category.

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striker
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die young as old as possible
Duy Khanh Nguyen
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 10:55:47 AM

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Aging + health = happiness
GreenBanana
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 1:01:05 PM

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Maybe it's related to senility.

Make every post as if it was the first one in the thread.
Absurdicuss
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 2:27:54 PM

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@striker - well done.

"Now" is the eternal present.
S. Miranda-Hess
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:23:29 PM

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NeuroticHellFem wrote:
socratoad wrote:
NeuroticHellFem wrote:
Money definitely can buy happiness.


And yet from my observations, in spite of financial status so many manage to create tbeir own special Hell on earth.


Perhaps I should have reworded my comment: poverty creates misery; the absence of poverty is a source of happiness.

That's a good point: poverty can create misery; however, the absence of poverty is only a source of happiness for those who can appreciate it.
S. Miranda-Hess
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 6:25:57 PM

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Wanderer wrote:
I think happiness is only what happens to you. Sometimes it is good but it's nothing that should be the major pursuit of your life.

I believe that, to an extent, happiness is what happens to you. However, happiness is a combination of events and reactions. Happiness isn't a bad thing to pursue, as long as you don't pursue it to the point of forsaking other good things such as kindness.
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 7:06:06 PM

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I have seen, over the years, that those that take a job & or profession with the idea to retire from it with benefits rather then do a job/profession because they believe and enjoy what ever it is they choose, are generally doomed to a sad life of general boredom, dissatisfaction and early death.
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