Our happiness is high in our youth,
starts to trail off by the time
we are just twenty-five and
doesn't pick up again until we retire...
our happiest times are when our lives are simplest,
and the pressures of expectation from
work and family commitments are their lowest.
That leaves forty years in between –
the period when we are considered to be
in our mental and physical prime,
but during which too many of us settle for
being 'crazy busy' and just moderately happy...
Do we really want to defer
living life at its best until we retire?
- Shaa Wasmund