We Are More Satisfied With Life as We Age, Thanks to Oxytocin
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Summary: A new study links higher levels of oxytocin to greater life satisfaction as we age.
A new study has linked life satisfaction to the chemistry in our brains.
People that release more of the neurochemical oxytocin are kinder to others and tend to be more satisfied with their lives. In addition, oxytocin release increases with age, showing why, on average, people are more caring as they get older