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Sunday, 28 August 2016

This is the secret to being happy according to psychiatrists.

A psychiatric study which focused on the mental and physical well being of over 1500 people has apparently found the 'secret' to being happy - but you could be in for a long wait.

To the chagrin of the youthful and impatient among us, the study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry found that older people were much happier than millennials, and their age appears to be deciding factor.

The research was conducted by the San Diego School of Medicine, University of California, and looked at the well being of 1546 adults aged between 21 and 100. The psychiatrists measured the participant's cognitive function, physical health, and other indicators of a person's well being.

The findings showed that despite physical ailments being more common in the elderly participants, their mental health was much better. Fewer of the older people involved expressed feelings of anxiety, depression or stress, compared to ones aged between 20-30.

More on this story here.

I believe people born in the fifties had the best years in history for working class people. Far more well paid job opportunities, far easier to buy a home, and free University education for many. In real terms, earning's have been going backwards for years, and very few have guaranteed long term job prospects. Kids are leaving Uni with massive debts and many will never get a well paid job. It's easy to see why the young are fearful of the future. 

Eddie 

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Anxiety and stress perhaps related but too common among younger people when you think they should have so many opportunities available to them. However, for many they don't, and they are pushed into debt at a much earlier age with student loans etc.

Annie


Happyone said...

I was born in the 50's and I would say that I am happy and content.
But for me, my happiness and contentment come from knowing that Jesus loves me. : )

Crafty Green Poet said...

someone should tell my parents this

Mildred said...

I was born in 1957 so I have to agree. I have nieces and nephews in their 20's and 30's and would not want to change places with them.

Red Rose Alley said...

That was interesting to read. I read one time that grateful people were the happiest people. I think this may be true. :)

~Sheri

Weekend-Windup said...

Health is good no only for youngsters for all in all the age set.

Shilpa Chandrasekheran said...

Interesting . I am sharing it

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you for the comments much appreciated. I have got to the age waking up in the morning is a good start to any day. I think as we get old we need less, when we start to be concerned more about our kids and grandchildren, we worry less about ourselves.

A good roof over our heads and good food, us oldun's don't ask for much LOL.

Eddie

Kezzie said...

I agree with you Eddie. I think they have had the best opportunities. ANd most are fortunate at having houses that have increased in value hugely! But they worked hard!