We almost always think so happiest years of life occur in childhood. There’s no shortage of a guy who boasts that his best time was in high school, and nostalgic for partying in college.
But, as in almost everything, science has come, once and for all, to end the debate over the best time in life.
Here are the conclusions A study conducted by the University of Vigo, Spain.
the doctor Begoña Alvarez, an expert in applied economics from the University of Vigo, conducted an interesting study that sought to solve the question at what age happiest years from life?
Although the previous question is something almost everyone asks at some point in life, it is difficult to answer because happiness is a completely personal thing.
To determine the happiest period for a person, many aspects must be taken into account, from love and social relationships, to socioeconomic status, and other external factors.
As we mentioned at the beginning of this article, most people tend to think that childhood is so The happiest stage in life, being a period when, for the majority, problems are minor and we usually have parental support to solve many of our basic needs.
However, Dr. Alvarez’s study yielded an unexpected result: the happiest period in life occurs in the mid-30s of our lives.
Why the best 30 years?
Dr. Alvarez’s study involved analyzing survey data SHARELIFE 2008/09, conducted in 13 countries with people over 50 years old.
The interesting point of the survey is that the participants were asked which stage of their life was the best, and the majority did not consider their childhood to be the full stage.
Taking into account the responses to the survey, Dr. Alvarez built a statistical model, and found that he is likely to live the happiest period of life around the world. 30 to 34 years old, immediately after 34 begins the decreasing trend.
“The results show that the probability of living the happiest period of life exhibits a concave relationship with age, with an inflection point of about 30-34 years and a downward trend from that moment on,” the study states.
To arrive at her findings, the doctor reviewed the responses of 26,836 people aged 50 and over from 13 countries: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
According to survey data, the majority of people live full and happy lives from childhood to 30-34 yearsThis is the peak of our happiest years, and from there there is a downward trend of happiness.
According to Dr. Alvarez, there is a reason behind the loss of happiness, and it is related to the changes we experience after 30.
“The best years of life are strongly explained, on average, by changes in personal and family circumstances identified during adulthood. Controlling these and other contextual experiences significantly reduces age differences, but maintains the pattern,” says Dr. Alvarez.
The study also indicates that the least happy years start from all 40 It extends into the mid-fifties, with the maximum age for survey participants.
The doctor found that the best countries luxury countries (health insurance, benefits, decent retirement, good public services) were more likely to prolong the happiness of their citizens.
That is, the better the state services, the more likely it is that happiness will continue after the age of thirty.
So, if you are a millennial in your thirties, you are probably currently going through the best time of your life, so enjoy it.