Life Lesson | Self-Growth

Happiness Changes With Age, Self- love, Needs NO Justification

How happy are you? Most people have an answer to this question, and most of the time, it depends on their age.

Janice Eastman
6 min readMar 30, 2022

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Although happiness can mean different things to different people, there are some general trends as people get older that can help us learn more about ourselves and how we can be happier in life.

Here are the happiness factors that may change as you get older

Peace.

Peacefulness tends to come naturally when you’re young, but it’s common to become more practical as you approach middle age.

People in their 40s and 50s have far fewer regrets than those in their 20s and 30s and are generally more at peace. Consider giving up some of your inner youth to better understand how long-term happiness differs across different ages.

Happiness comes from living purposefully instead of carelessly or selfishly — even if that means making sacrifices for your future self. Is there anything I could be doing now to ease my life down the road?

Happiness isn’t about finding your passion

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Janice Eastman

From reading my writing, I hope you will begin to break down self-imposed barriers and find your authentic self in the extraordinary story of life.