reply to post by Skyfloating
The world really is getting better and better
Are you a Teletubby?
If so, then - oh yes - fer sure, fer sure...
The much slandered "powers that be" are actually doing an excellent job at creating an enlightened planetary society in which we live side by
side in diversity, mutual respect and prosperity.
well, I'm sure we're all waiting for the moment that The Powers That Be
get their day in court - it's been a long time coming
I'm not an optimist - I'm a realist. But that doesn't mean I can't still be optimistic.
But, I want to go on the record as having said: if even one child in some African country
gets its leg blown off, because the conditions in
that country that make it possible for such a thing to happen are either tolerated or ignored - I am not going to be happy
That stuff is not addressed by happy people – the kind of change that has to happen in a situation like this comes about because people are outraged
and fed up – not happy
There will not be enough chirping birds or windsurfing in the world to right those wrongs
For some reason – I have some problems with your map
The Satisfaction with Life Index was created by Adrian G. White, an Analytic Social Psychologist at the University of Leicester, using data from a
metastudy. It is an attempt to show life satisfaction in different nations.
well – it was an attempt
This is an example of directly measuring happiness -- asking people how happy they are...
maybe the folks living in the countries that aren’t green, blue or purple didn’t understand the question
Some studies suggest that happiness can be measured effectively.
The trick seems to be - get yourself situated in a blue or green country. Then just don’t think about any of the other colors and you will be
Ignorance is bliss
All kidding aside – I don’t believe the purpose of life is to be happy – but I’ll admit, maybe that is just my own personal hang up
Also: Happiness gets more done than fear.
Really? Can you prove this?
when you get a chance Sky, I would love a postcard from the Tubbytronic Superdome
edit on 3/7/2011 by Spiramirabilis because: (no reason given)