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Whatever ranking the US may get there is still one thing : Happiness is not cumpulsory there at the difference of North Korea... But why the US have such an high rate of violence unknown in most developped countries ? Are the tensions within the society so strong and with so little solutions that violence is necessary for some just to show that they exist ?
Over the mentioned period of time, the U.S. economy tanked, under a NEO REPUBLICAN President, the FIRST President with an MBA degree, whose father called trickle down economics, VOODOO economics. That freight train continued to fall as the Obama administration worked to stop it, then turn it around, which they did, to the chagrin of neo republicans who then went searching for halfwits to convince that they should be UNHAPPY the economy was turned around, because it was a Democrat, who did it and a neo republican who was in office when the sh*t hit the fan.
I can see politically, why Trump and the neo republicans would be unhappy that the Great Recession they ushered in, was stopped and ushered OUT by a Democrat.
"When it comes to happiness, the U.S. ranked 19th among the 34 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development in 2016, down from third among 24 countries on a similar measure in 2007, according to the World Happiness Report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network and funded by the Ernesto Illy Foundation."
Happiness has fallen in America
The USA is a story of reduced happiness. In 2007 the USA ranked 3rd among the OECD countries; in 2016 it came 19th. The reasons are declining
social support and increased corruption (chapter 7) and it is these same factors that explain why the Nordic countries do so much better.
Chapter 7 - https://s3.amazonaws.com/sdsn-whr2017/HR17-Ch7_lr.pdf
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Last edited by zaangalewa; 20th March 2017 at 11:26 PM.
There's a very simple explanation as to why Scandinavian countries are usually high on those lists, despite rough climate and high tax rates: Low expectations to life. Why not go straight to mys, kos and hygge?
Solang du nach dem Glücke jagst,
Bist du nicht reif zum Glücklichsein,
Und wäre alles Liebste dein.
Solang du um Verlornes klagst
Und Ziele hast und rastlos bist,
Weißt Du noch nicht, was Friede ist.
Erst wenn du jedem Wunsch entsagst,
Nicht Ziel mehr noch Begehren kennst,
Das Glück nicht mehr mit Namen nennst,
Dann reicht dir des Geschehens Flut
Nicht mehr ans Herz, und deine Seele ruht.
Last edited by zaangalewa; 21st March 2017 at 04:48 AM.