What’s the Happiest Age of All?

0  Updated at 8:23 am, March 28th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new survey by Friends Reunited, a website in Britain, finds that the age of 33 seems to be just the time when people have it all together, at least according to folks over 40.

Seventy-percent of the 40 and older crowd chose 33 as the age they were the happiest, or as one psychologist put it, the age when one has “shaken off childhood naivete and the wild scheming of teenaged years without losing the energy and enthusiasm of youth.”

Just six percent of the respondents said their college years were their happiest times while 16 percent seemed more content during their childhood when naivete was something to be desired.

As for other things that make adults happy, one in three said having kids while 20 percent linked their jobs to real fulfillment.

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