There’s another wonderful scientific study that been released.
They’re just popping this out this month.
And like the many of those before it, it tells me nothing I didn’t know before.
I must be the smartest person in the world.
This study says different things make us happy depending how old we are.
Yup, they spent money on that.
These scientists rounded up a lot of people for a lot of time to figure this out.
Here’s the results…
If you’re young happiness comes from falling in love, getting your first car, or watching your newborn.
What they didn’t mention is unhappiness follows when your love breaks your heart, you have to start making car payments and your kid starts getting in trouble.
Anyway, back to the report.
As for us old folks…
We supposedly get our happiness from just stopping and smelling the roses.
This is true.
Some old folks I know are happy just to wake up in the morning.
The folks at the University of Pennsylvania and Dartmouth spent a lot of time finding this out when they could have just asked me.
What they discovered is probably what you knew already, but it’s not official until someone does a study and spends time and money to find out for themselves and then publishes it in some official journal.
Anyway, here’s more…
Young people are happy when they get excited, enthusiastic, and turned on.
Remember “turned on”?
And us old folks are happy when things are calm, peaceful, and not all fired up.
Let’s explain the old folks part since that’s where I am in time and space…
The bones get creaky, it takes longer to do some things, there are too many pills in the medicine chest and people drive us crazy.
But the older you get the more aware of who you are, and you have more time to enjoy the smaller, ordinary things that fill your days.
And yeah, our mortality is our lurking around the corner, which probably explains sniffing things.
The problem with this scientific study is – they also say people are either happy or sad, depending on their personality and disposition.
In simple terms – you are what you are.
That’s the part I knew already.
Remember that – you are what you are regardless of how old you are.
Grumpy old people were most likely grumpy young people.
There goes your excuse.