A Great Crisis

A Great Crisis

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Social scientists have established that humans experience a U-shaped happiness curve throughout their life.  Middle-aged individuals seem to be less happy than other individuals regardless of socio-cultural or economic factors.  A recent study has revealed that this may be a shared pattern with great apes.  Over 508 captive chimpanzees and orangutans were measured for levels of happiness.  The results revealed that great apes also experience what we call a ‘mid-life crisis’.  What does this tell us about our own individual happiness?

Full Article: A Great Crisis on The Advanced Apes

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