The Symphony of Happiness: How Our Joyful Tunes Change Melody Over Time


I’m KanxeY, an art lover, animation and illustration enthusiast from Nepal, living in Israel now. I also love to read & write Nepali literature . I work to find little moments of love and translate them into shapes & shades.


As the clock of life ticks on, so does the melody of our happiness. A recent study delves into the intriguing evolution of our emotional soundtrack, comparing the harmonies of young adults with the more seasoned notes of their older counterparts.

In this symphony of emotions, researchers orchestrated a captivating exploration involving over 250 participants hailing from diverse corners of the globe – Vancouver to Hong Kong. Over the course of 10 days, these individuals penned daily diaries, capturing the ebb and flow of their emotions and musings about the future.

The study’s standout finding is akin to a musical crescendo: younger individuals often find happiness in the exhilarating rush of a high-octane melody, fueled by thoughts of what lies ahead. It appears that the young are composers of anticipation, crafting their happiness against the backdrop of a future canvas.

Yet, as the years compose the verses of our lives, a subtle shift occurs. Older adults, akin to maestros of a serene symphony, experience happiness as a gentle, calming sensation. The forward-looking mindset that once colored the canvas of youth gives way to a more reflective, laid-back contentment.

This research unfolds not just as a narrative of the changing tides of age but as a profound exploration of how our age and future outlook weave into the intricate tapestry of our happiness. It’s a revelation that invites us to contemplate the evolving notes of joy throughout our lifetimes – a symphony where the tempo may change, but the melody continues to play.


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