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The U-Bend of Life: Why, beyond middle age, people get happier as they get older

January 4, 2011

I have been contending for years that in the Second Half of life is the best part of life. My evidence has been my own life and countless anecdotes I encounter through the work of Leadership Network (now in its 27th year) and Halftime. I always worry that I am rowing upstream against a cascade of fear and media buzz, news that older is worse and younger is better.

You can only imagine my delight to see the cover story of the current Economist magazine proclaim that people are happier

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