happiness becomes more and more about being content

Research suggests (and my own experience has shown me) that what it means to be “happy” slowly evolves into something very different from our youthful idea of happiness.   Happiness for the young is largely about anticipating the joys of new accomplishments … As we grow older, we find that happiness becomes more and more about being content in our current circumstances, and hanging on to what we’ve already got[.]

Heidi Grant Halvorson

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