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View Poll Results: Does it have much of an impact?
yes, a major impact 46 77.97%
yes but only a minor impact 12 20.34%
no impact 1 1.69%
Voters: 59. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-20-2014, 10:20 PM
 
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say you live in Florida instead of Connecticut or Detroit instead of Santa Barbara. Does it have much of an impact on how happy you are overall as a person?
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Old 05-21-2014, 06:38 AM
 
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As a current Floridian I would say yes...
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Old 05-21-2014, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Yep.
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Old 05-21-2014, 09:04 AM
 
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Of course, everyone has their own personal preferences and things they love. I thrive on a dense urban environment. I love thunderstorms and I love snow storms. I like lots of green during warm weather.

There's certainly no "right" place overall, but for each individual where they live impacts their happiness based on what they prize.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA
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Of course. If you live in a place you don't like, you're not gong to be happy.
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:14 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, MO
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Yes, definitely! It's a huge factor!
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Old 05-21-2014, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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It's a gigantic factor! Part of the rat race of humanity involves acquiring the wealth to afford to live in certain cities (and certain neighborhoods within that city).
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I know I was miserable living in Missouri, but generally pretty happy when I am on the coasts.

But I also enjoyed living in West Virginia and the Pittsburgh area. Maybe it was the variations in the landscape...
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:00 PM
 
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As a former northeasterner who moved to Florida is definitely does have an impact.

I am more active outdoors in FL then I was up north. Also, especially during the wintermonths I can enjoy running and fitness activities outdoors with concern for snow or frigid temps.

I feel as if im more fit in a warmer climate.
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Old 05-21-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Metro Atlanta & Savannah, GA - Corpus Christi, TX
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For me, it has a moderate impact, but only because of my job which literally takes me all over the country. Before I had the job I have, I would've responded with major impact.

I voted minor impact for myself.

FWIW, I prefer living in a big city with transit options and four distinct seasons. Where I live obviously does NOT fit my ideal place to reside. At some point when I'm able, I will be moving. Preferably to a place like Chicago, New York or Boston.
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