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The happiness curve: why life starts looking up again at the age of 51

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  1. [3]
    Gibdeck Link
    I'd like to read this but it's behind a wall.

    I'd like to read this but it's behind a wall.

    3 votes
    1. [2]
      Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
      Here's the version that appeared on my local newspaper: The happiness curve: why life starts looking up again at 50 That should be a soft paywall: they allow 30 free articles per month.

      Here's the version that appeared on my local newspaper: The happiness curve: why life starts looking up again at 50

      That should be a soft paywall: they allow 30 free articles per month.

      3 votes
      1. Gibdeck Link Parent
        Thanks for the article alternative, I appreciate it!

        Thanks for the article alternative, I appreciate it!

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    IvorCaddoc Link
    Ohhh no you don't, lady. That's what they said about birth. I suppose I should be happy that she found a good enough job to retire as early as 51 and write a gloating article about it, but as an...

    Ohhh no you don't, lady. That's what they said about birth.

    I suppose I should be happy that she found a good enough job to retire as early as 51 and write a gloating article about it, but as an unemployed underachiever I merely resent her for it. Still, what's there to actually do at 51? Jesus, why hang around?

    1. Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
      There's nothing in the article to indicate that the author is retired. She might have been a stay-at-home mother; you don't get to retire from that. She's currently writing for payment (as...

      There's nothing in the article to indicate that the author is retired. She might have been a stay-at-home mother; you don't get to retire from that. She's currently writing for payment (as evidenced by this very article); she may still be fully engaged in the workforce. Why do you assume she's retired?

      As for what there actually is to do at 51... I assume you're under 30. You wouldn't say that if you were 50-ish. There are a lot of things to do in one's 50s, even if they're different to the things one might do in one's 20s or 30s.

      3 votes