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In the United States, Switzerland and Norway, happiness was stagnant, but all three countries were still in the top 20 of 97 nations, representing 90 percent of the world's population, that were ranked in order for happiness.
"Happiness and life satisfaction rise steeply as one moves from subsistence-level poverty to a modest level of economic security and then levels off," the study says.
"Among the richest societies, further increases in income are only weakly linked with higher levels of subjective well-being," it says.
How happy a country is, is also strongly related to how democratic it is, said Inglehart.
Originally posted by DimensionalDetective
reply to post by Cool Hand Luke
Gulp, gulp gulp
Swill, swill, swill
The kool-aid must taste so good...
Uhh, yeah, everything is just going so hunky-dory.
Nothing to see here, no food shortages, no hard financial times, and "oh, we're always at war, so who cares about that".
Originally posted by Cool Hand Luke
They snippet of that psychiatrist's article was paticularly entertaining. Which begs the question, when will these people be happy? When the economy collapses? When all world leaders commit suicide? When all technology is removed? Possibly when the world population dies except for those few who saw nothing good in the world so they could restart society?