Why older people are happier

Older people are happier! Don’t believe us? Psychologist Laura Carstensen, the director of Stanford Centre on Longevity, and an expert in wellbeing and ageing, proves it.

As the population ages and we live longer lives than any generation before, Laura shows us evidence that older people could be the ones living the dream. Less stress means high rates of contentment, positivity and happiness.

Is it the age or simply the best generation yet? What skills do the older generation possess that others don’t? Are these really the ‘golden years’?

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Written by Liv Gardiner


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