On Happiness

Wherever researchers have been able to collect reliable data on happiness, the finding is always the same: greater educational, political, and employment opportunities have corresponded to decreases in life happiness for women as compared to men.

The second discover is this: Though women begin their lives more fulfilled than men, as they age, they gradually become less happy. Men, in contrast, get happier as they get older.

– from Find Your Strongest Life: What the Happiest and Most Successful Women Do Differently by Marcus Buckingham

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