Is there a topic of greater interest than Human Satisfaction, especially as we grow older? What does it mean to be satisfied with your life? So many variables go into this equation. My family’s happiness certainly comes to mind first. My health, the health of those I love must be considered. Are my basic needs met? (What are my BASIC needs anyway?) Do I have a career that feels more like play than work? Do I have friends who bring my joy and comfort? Do I find delight in the day-to-day events of my life?
For a great perspective on this issue, here’s a wonderful article from Jane Brody, one of the great science writers of our time. It appeared in the Science Times section of the NY Times yesterday, January 10, 2012. It’s worth reading.
More later. But Ms. Brody’s article provides much food for thought.