“Something very natural is going on here… maybe there’s something in the genes … When you have this pattern in 132 countries, the reality is, it was really hard to not find it.” Age, we’re told, ain’t nothing but a number. That number however, can be a key indicator. A “professor of Economics at Dartmouth College, studied data across 132 countries to measure the relationship between wellbeing and age.” He found that the mid-life crisis is real, and the age of peak misery is 47.2 years-old. (If you watch enough cable news, you can actually extend peak misery almost indefinitely.)