Suddenly we've perked up at the thought of getting older. Experts suggest that the further we advance into our mature years, the happier we are. Researchers from Tufts University suggest that this cheerfulness stems from the older generation's ability to identify what makes them happy or sad and react accordingly. Experts also suggest that feelings of contentment amongst older people may be down to certain chemicals found in older brains that lead to feelings of stability and happiness. Whilst our physical quality of life may decline when we get older, it appears that the only way is up when it comes to our emotions - we always knew the big black cloud of getting older would have a silver lining.