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Socialist Countries Get happier, US Gets Sadder

Discussion in 'Culture & Religion' started by Old_Trapper70, Mar 20, 2017.

  1. Old_Trapper70

    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    Interesting how that works. When a ntion cares for one another it become happier then a country that cares only for the few. Who knew that Christ was right.

    2Corinthians 8:13-14

    "For this is not for the ease of others and for your affliction, but by way of equality-- at this present time your abundance being a supply for their need, so that their abundance also may become a supply for your need, that there may be equality;"


    https://www.yahoo.com/news/whos-happy-whos-not-norway-tops-list-us-063130417--politics.html

    "A new report shows Norway is the happiest country on Earth, Americans are getting sadder, and it takes more than just money to be happy.

    Norway vaulted to the top slot in the World Happiness Report despite the plummeting price of oil, a key part of its economy. Income in the United States has gone up over the past decade, but happiness is declining.

    The United States was 14th in the latest ranking, down from No. 13 last year, and over the years Americans steadily have been rating themselves less happy.

    "It's the human things that matter. If the riches make it harder to have frequent and trustworthy relationship between people, is it worth it?" asked John Helliwell, the lead author of the report and an economist at the University of British Columbia in Canada (ranked No. 7). "The material can stand in the way of the human."
     
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    Yeah its nice when you have a homogenous non-diverse country of 5.2 million. I'm sure that if all those european and african immigrants had not been allowed in by the Native Americans then their happy index would be just as high.
     
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    Love it. "African immigrants" :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO: :ROFLMAO:
     
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    Yep! Another "funny/sad" comment from our brain surgeon in chief!
     
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    Australia has been called the happiest country in many surveys. We have a mixture of Labor and Liberal governments. We have many immigrants including some Africans who were willing immigrants.
     
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    and....the OP was US vs Norway
    "Happiness" indexes are total bullshit thats the point!
     
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    Hm, that doesn't sound like an argument...
     
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    Okay lets explore the myth shall we.... So measuring elation and contentment as a positive state of mind versus anger and fear as a negative state, then mix into this a bit of Economics like GDP/Head or my electronic gadget list, how many trees we have etc. and you get a meaningful figure of my happiness…..!!?? But Governments take this seriously they have think tanks, Universities and reputable institutions measuring “happiness” in order to promote or determine what…? How well off we are or how better off we are? So you come up against this paradox of wealth and prosperity based on a dichotomy of Capitalism v Marx's model of society. I am richer than you therefore I’m better off, conversely those that are down the scale look up and say why am I not as wealthy as them. This then perpetuates this divisive argument along political lines of right wing and left wing groups all determining what actually makes us better off.

    Are black Americans happier now that they can use the same drinking fountains as whites, or go to the same schools or are women "happier" now having gained much more freedom than ever before? I guess those Lamarckian traits failed to follow through into the "happiness" measure? By all measures that have been done in the last 60 years according to Dr. Ashley Fawley (in her book) and Michael Plant (philosopher and lecturer at Oxford Brookes University) the “happiness” levels have not changed one bit.

    These “happiness” indexes are designed to compartmentalise human traits.. tick boxes which politicians can manipulate in order to show how the polices they enact have increased “happiness”…. It’s a politicisation of economics for politicians to construct public policy without societal nuances.

    Its BULLSHIT
     
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    https://s3.amazonaws.com/sdsn-whr2017/HR17-Ch1_lr.pdf
     
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    You know what I think ? IT'S TRUMPS FAULT.
    I don't think all of it's bull shit..I think a lot of it comes from the media, I can be in a great mood, and turn on the Tv or get on the computer and see nothing but bitching, whining, from all sides 24 hrs a day. And in America today what's good news to you, is the end of the world for someone else.
     
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