Forbes Magazine (Internet / Print) 06/17/06 http://www.forbes.com/forbeslife/health/feeds/hscout/2006/06/16/hscout533303.html If you're happy and you know it, chances are you're no whippersnapper. That's the upshot of a new Internet survey that found senior citizens report being happier than younger people. The findings contradict the common assumption that happiness declines with age, said study lead author Heather Pond Lacey, a postdoctoral fellow at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System in Michigan. Dr. James S. Goodwin, director of the Sealy Center on Aging at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, complimented the study, and said most younger people do indeed have "very strange views" about aging. "But I'm not sure we should be that concerned about that," he said. "It's a fairly harmless bias, as biases go. They will figure it out eventually."(This HealthDay story has appeared widely throughout the United States and abroad on TV and in Print.)