Britons most content at 38

Perhaps it's not just wisdom that comes with age as a poll of 2,000 British adults suggests that on average people feel most content with their lives at the age of 38.

Perhaps it’s not just wisdom that comes with age as a poll of 2,000 British adults suggests that on average people feel most content with their lives at the age of 38.

The survey found that respondents feel better about themselves in their thirties than their twenties when they are more likely to care about money than their health and be envious of their friends lifestyles.

‘In a time when the anti-aging industry regins supreme, it is refreshing to see evidence that maturity, far from being a negative state, is rather the key to true contentment and inner wellbeing,’ says Georgia James of The Huffington Post UK that carried out the poll.

‘Career, friends and relationships all play a huge part in contributing to our overall wellbeing, so in many ways it’s no surprise to see that it’s only once we begin to find resolution in these areas of life that we can really start to make the most of living.’

The poll also found women are most at ease with their bodies at 31 but older respondents found that sexual confidence did not peak until the age of 35.

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The survey supports an academic study conducted earlier this year which suggests people experience a U-shaped happiness curve, with satisfaction reaching it’s peak in middle life once we reach a state of stability.

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