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Savor Being 34

Updated: Jun 16


A Yalehome.co.uk survey of 2,000 people found that the age we feel happiest of all is 34. The study asked 2,000 people over-40 to reflect on their levels of happiness through different stages of their life and point out the key factors that led to happiness in each decade.


Results showed age 34 is the happiest year for people on average – as by this time in life, most people are married or partnered, starting a family, on their way up the career ladder and making a decent salary.


This is the age when we are most comfortable with ourselves, earning enough money to meet monthly payments with confidence and starting to enjoy the finer things in life.

Yale’s managing director Nigel Fisher, comments, “The study reminds us of the many treasured memories and experiences to be had at every stage of life and the foundation of many of those is a happy and secure home life.”


If you haven't yet turned 34, you've got that happy milestone to look forward to. If you're older than 34, you probably have some great memories from that time as that is when many lifelong adult friendships are forged.



Photo by Jed Villejo on Unsplash

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