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SURVEY: 33 Is The Happiest Age

A British survey of people over 40 revealed that more people named 33 as their happiest age than any other time in their lives.
70% of people over 40 picked that age as their happiest. Just 6% said they were content during their college years, the site reported. And only 16% pined for their childhood years. One in three surveyed found their happiness in having children, while only one in five linked their sense of joy to their job. “The age of 33 is enough time to have shaken off childhood naivete and the wild scheming of teenaged years without losing the energy and enthusiasm of youth,” psychologist Donna Dawson said. “By this age innocence has been lost, but our sense of reality is mixed with a strong sense of hope,” she added. “We have yet to develop the cynicism and world-weariness that comes with later years.”
In 1992 I was living in Fort Lauderdale, working in Palm Beach, and spending ever available night prowling the then-exploding club scene in South Beach. That was a pretty good year, now that I think about it.

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