Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Happy Young People

Who knew that young people were so balanced and optimistic? Interesting notes about the poll:

You might think money would be clearly tied to a general sense of happiness. But almost no one said "money" when asked what makes them happy, though people with the highest family incomes are generally happier with life. However, having highly educated parents is a stronger predictor of happiness than income.

And sex? Yes, we were getting to that. Being sexually active actually leads to less happiness among 13-17 year olds, according to the survey. If you're 18 to 24, sex might lead to more happiness in the moment, but not in general.
Overall, kids turn to parents and friends and find happiness there. Also, they find it at church.

MOM says, "They sound quite sensible on the whole."

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