A new study conducted by Dartmouth College professor and former Bank of England policymaker David Blanchflower, shows that most people reach their peak for being miserable around age 47.
The report examines 132 countries comparing the relationship between well-being and age with 500,000 Americans and Europeans.
Details such as a person's location, income, education level, and relationship status, were accounted for, however found to hold no weight in the study as age still is the biggest factor in a person’s happiness.
The professor and policymaker were able to observe a “happiness curve” showing that happiness peaks during one’s youth and in old age.
“The curve’s trajectory holds true in countries where the median wage is high and where it is not and where people tend to live longer and where they don’t,” Blanchflower reported.
The curve, however, differs between males and females in America. Males are mostly unhappy in their 50s while women suffer unhappiness in their late 30s. Men and woman in Europe on the other hand, experience their peak unhappiness in their mid-40's.