The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50 with Jonathan Rauch

This episode will have lots of lightbulb moments for mid lifers and you're going to feel really good by the end of it, I promise. If you're in your 30s - do yourself a favour and listen - limit the surprise coming your way.

Jonathan Rauch, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, is the author of seven books and many articles on public policy, culture, and government. He is a contributing writer for The Atlantic and recipient of the 2005 National Magazine Award, the magazine industry’s equivalent of the Pulitzer Prize. His latest book is The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50.

'Drawing on cutting-edge science and human stories, The Happiness Curve shows that happiness follows a U-shaped trajectory, declining from the optimism of youth into what’s often a long, low slump in middle age before starting to rise again in our 50s—and then offering an unexpected bounty of contentment and wisdom.

The Happiness Curve doesn’t just illuminate the dark forest of midlife, it helps you find a path through the trees. It also shows how we can—and why we must—do more to help each other through the woods.'

We could've chatted to Jonathan all day - he's super clever, very funny, compassionate and really 'gets' people. You'll love this episode.

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