The study's author Laura Carstensen was quoted in ScienceDaily as saying, "As people get older, they're more aware of mortality. So when they see or experience moments of wonderful things, that often comes with the realization that life is fragile and will come to an end. But that's a good thing. It's a signal of strong emotional health and balance."
Would you agree? Have you gotten happier and more emotionally stable with each birthday?
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