Living the Third Chapter Artfully: Happiness, Creativity and the Older Adult
Zausner, Judith, Aging Today
Happiness is big business. There are hundreds of thousands of books on the subject, and billions of dollars are spent on pills and psychotiierapy visits in search of it. Yet happiness remains a temporary and, for some, an elusive state. Mental health is based on responding appropriately to experiences and, with life's ups and downs, no sane person can be 100 percent happy. So we fluctuate.
We are happy, then we are unhappy, and then we find happiness once again. We desire euphoria even though it does not have the stability of an inanimate object or the permanence of a tattoo.
Happiness research provides surprising data. Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says that a year …
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Publication information: Article title: Living the Third Chapter Artfully: Happiness, Creativity and the Older Adult. Contributors: Zausner, Judith - Author. Magazine title: Aging Today. Volume: 31. Issue: 6 Publication date: November/December 2010. Page number: 5+. © American Society on Aging Jan/Feb 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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