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Old 11-23-2015, 10:12 AM
 
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The south and sunbelt are booming so I dont think its economics but weather differences and warmth and sunshine I am sure play a large role. Even in europe you can see countries with great economies and always on the highest ratings for quality of life and happiness ratings also have some of the highest use of antidepressants and depression and suicide. The antidepressant use is some of the highest in very civilized and supposedly happy places Iceland and Scandinavia. It is easy to walk around with a smile if you are all whacked out on prozac but I am sure there are other factors Iceland has the highest rate of antidepressant use in the world

I definitely think weather and sunshine has alot to do with it but other factors as well, but these "happiness" ratings are all over the board. This one used that hedonometer ratings of twitter and had germany the happiest in europe and tennessee the happiest in the united states but I have seen tennessee at the lowest as well Tennessee Is the Happiest State, According to Twitter

I would like to see the "happiness" ratings using twitter feeds and polls in various states the day after we hear the phrase president donald trump or president hillary clinton
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Old 11-23-2015, 01:38 PM
 
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Today I was driving back from No. Tampa to Lakeland, which is around 27 miles. I wanted to stop at a grocery store which would be Publix, since there isn't much else. There is not one shopping center (grocery store) at an exit in all those 27 miles.
Don't think this is a really a south issue, as anybody, any where that moves out in the cut, having to that long of a drive to get to A to B would make them unhappy.
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