Everything will be fine

C age, we do not get no more and no less happy. Although the youth tend to see more beautiful now than the past and the future - even more radiant than the present.

Everything will be fine

As we age, we become no more and no less happy. Although the youth tend to see more beautiful now than the past and the future - even more radiant than the present.

Self-deception? Yes, but useful, say the study of American psychologists Michael Robinson and Carol Riff (Michael Robinson, Carol Ryff).

According to them, the unpredictability of the future gives rise to the hope that everything will be fine. This illusion of continuous improvement saves from fear of the unknown. Thus, the "bird of happiness for tomorrow" really helps the young. In 45-year-old illusions noticeably smaller, and after 75 years they disappear.