The Happiness Curve
Around our 40s, there's a feeling of malaise and discontentment that can hit us all, even when we're at the top of our game. It turns out it is part of a natural cycle and life gets better after 50.
Journalist Jonathan Rauch was in his 40s when it hit him. It wasn’t really the so-called mid-life crisis. Rauch defines it as a malaise. He was at the top of his game career-wise, but he simply wasn’t happy. And that feeling sent him on a journey to ask why that should be the case and whether that feeling would ever go away. What he found was that it’s a natural part of the human experience, and it sets us up for a big comeback. He joins us Tuesday to explain why life gets better after 50.
Take the surveyRauch conducted about life satisfaction while researching his book.