Perhaps you’ve heard about the U-Curve, the theory that the happiness we have at birth begins to decline around age eighteen. At age fifty, happiness returns to an upward trajectory and peaks at the end of life. I was somewhat skeptical of this theory. How could you be happier as your options become fewer?
I’m less skeptical now. The past six months have been very challenging ones for me due to Peter’s health and the Covid 19 pandemic. Yet, I am not unhappy. I do miss many of the things that a younger me could do. But there are so many things that I can do.
It’s all about expectations.