So, there was an article about happiness in New York Times yesterday, more specifically about how it seems people actually get happier as they get older.

This is great news. Because we – are – getting – older. Yeah, you too.

Now this is the kind of writing on happiness that I can like. No rose scented, pastel colored bullshit about how you can reach all your goals and potential. No condescending lessons about what this or that nobody learned about themselves because they’re so much smarter than everyone and happened to figure it all out at about the same time they got a book deal.

The basis of the article is a survey that was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It’s kind of cute when humans do scientific research on happiness, isn’t it? Makes me feel like everyone is struggling to be happy, like that’s how important it is – research must be done. And I mean I know that’s true, that everyone is. Struggling to be happy. But it looks like it’s damned easy for some people.

New York Times also talked to Andrew J. Oswald, professor of psychology, who says that this later life happiness is ‘not being driven predominantly by things that happen in life: “It’s something very deep and quite human that seems to be driving this.”

By the way, speaking of old age and stuff, here’s a pretty awesome song:

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