“The mid-life crisis is real, according to an Australian-led study of thousands of people in three countries.
The study shows a steady downhill trajectory in wellbeing for most people from their late teens until their early 40s.
But it also shows why some people say life begins at 40, with a steady improvement from then on.
“We have identified a clear U-shape in human wellbeing,” says lead researcher Dr Terence Cheng from the University of Melbourne…
“But the jury’s now in,” says Dr Cheng. “People really do experience mid-life crises…”
“Human happiness hits the lowest point around the ages of 40 to 42,” says Dr Cheng, who worked with colleagues from the University of Warwick and the London School of Economics.”
Article: Happiness levels lowest at 40, new research suggests, SBS News
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