(STUDY FINDS) -- LONDON — If happiness in life were a test, many people would be getting an “F,” according to a new survey of 2,000 British adults. The average respondent rated their happiness level at just 6.3 out of 10, and a quarter say they are just too busy to enjoy their lives.
It seems free time is directly connected to happiness, as respondents who were over the age of 55 and retired reported slightly higher happiness scores (6.9 out of 10 on average). Conversely, young adults (ages 25-34) had the lowest average rating of all surveyed age groups (a dismal 5.9 out of 10).
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On a similar note, the survey also found that respondents over the age of 55 spend more time than any other age group focusing on activities and topics they genuinely enjoy. Among older respondents, one in four experience at least 13 enjoyable experiences per month, compared to just one in ten millennials.