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New Study Reveals Happiest Year of Our Lives. What’s Yours?

By Margaret Manning March 20, 2015 Mindset

If I asked you when you were happiest in your life, what would you say? Would you say that you were happiest in your 20s, when you were starting your career or finishing university? Or, were you happiest in your 30s, when you were building your career and raising your children? Or, are you perhaps happiest now?

Well, according to this survey of 2,000 people over 40 – on average, people were happiest at age 34. I have to say that I’m somewhat surprised by these findings. I don’t know about you, but, my 30s were pretty hectic, with energetic kids, demanding bosses and family members all asking for attention.

Perhaps people said that their 30s were their happiest years for exactly the same reason. Maybe they felt that they were happiest when they were busiest and surrounded by people who cared for them. After all, we all have a need to feel needed.

I’d love to get your thoughts on this.

When were you happiest in your life and why? Please join the discussion.

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Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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