It seems the phrase “grumpy old men” has some truth to it.
According to a recently released report, the age when grumpiness kicks in for men is approximately age 70.
Researchers believe that from the age of about 50 onward, men have fewer obstacles to deal with in life, resulting in them being more equipped to deal with adversity. But at age 70, it’s all downhill from there.
In the study published in the March issue of Psychology and Aging, 80% of the examined 1,315 men between the ages of 53 and 85 (mostly military veterans who participated in the 15-year survey) said that at age 50, life became easier.
About 20% agreed that they were happier after retirement.
Shockingly, all of them agreed that their life happiness began to decline at age 70 for reasons including health issues, their decline of cognitive responses and the loss of loved ones, such as a spouse.
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