Results from one of the longest continuous scientific studies in the world on well being, specifically happiness, conducted by Harvard University, finds that the best predictor of good health and happiness at 80 is the quality of one’s relationships at 50.
Cognitive functioning, physical health as defined by physiological markers and participant self reports all confirm the findings. Above all of the many indicators/predictors a solid social network and meaningful relationships with family, friends and community are found to be the most prevalent traits of happy people later in life. Not economic prosperity, not fame and not stature, people…
Friendship, strength and honor,