Advertisement

We get more miserable until we hit 48 - then we get happier!

If you are Irish, you can expect to feel steadily more miserable up until the age of 48, accordin...

Share this article

15.27 14 Jan 2020


We get more miserable until we hit 48 - then we get happier!


Listen to this episode


Share this article

15.27 14 Jan 2020


If you are Irish, you can expect to feel steadily more miserable up until the age of 48, according to a new study by a top economist, who found that on average people hit peak misery in rich nations at 47.2 years. The research shows high levels of happiness at age 16 are followed by 30-plus years of rising unhappiness. What do you think? Have you become happier or more content as you have gotten older? Ciara chats to Brendan Kelly,  Professor of Psychiatry at Trinity College Dublin and hears from listeners.


Read more about

Aging Content Happiness Happy Irish Life Lunchtime Live Misery Newstalk Older

Related Episodes

LOI LATE NIGHT: Bohs give Shel...

00:59:31

LOI LATE NIGHT: Bohs give Shels first defeat, Dundalk begin post-O'Donnell era

OTB Football

00:59:31


FOOTBALL SATURDAY: Who's left...

01:44:07

FOOTBALL SATURDAY: Who's left to manage Ireland? | Newcastle thrash Spurs | Liverpool playing above themselves

OTB Football

01:44:07


Executive Chair: Peter Jelkeby...

00:12:10

Executive Chair: Peter Jelkeby, CEO & CSO of IKEA UK and Ireland

Down To Business

00:12:10


Tim Grover on mental dominance...

00:11:34

Tim Grover on mental dominance & achieving excellence

Down To Business

00:11:34