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Old 03-22-2014, 08:37 AM
 
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Hungary 110th and Bulgaria 144th, only EU countries outside Top 90

if you had been to hungary , you would see why , incredibly miserable folk ( rude too )
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:38 AM
 
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id associate those countries as being functioning and civilised as opposed to happy

thai people always come across as happy despite that nations issues
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Old 03-22-2014, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Germany
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I wonder what irrefutable arguments will be presented why the US should be on top of that list.

I also wonder why Germany, the UK, France and Belgium got such low ratings. Those actually are countries I believe should have received a higher rating.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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I wonder what irrefutable arguments will be presented why the US should be on top of that list.

I also wonder why Germany, the UK, France and Belgium got such low ratings. Those actually are countries I believe should have received a higher rating.

while a great people , the british are not known for their irrepressible cheerfulness , neither are the germans
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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while a great people , the british are not known for their irrepressible cheerfulness , neither are the germans
Whether you agree with the methodology of the report or definition of 'happiness' - they included wellbeing and security as part of happiness. In the latter sense, aside from general non-irrepressible cheerfulness as you say lol - i'm sure the British are up there when it comes to feelings of security, optimism for future prosperity for themelves and their children and for general wellbeing. Same with the Germans.. I'd take those things over wondering how i'm going to feed my children but living in a year round sunny place.

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Old 03-22-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Not every culture puts a premium or emphasis on happiness.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
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I guess happiness coincides with dullness.

Well, except Mexico and Venezuela. They have drug cartels and riots to keep them occupied.
Not all of Mexico is in a war zone as most U.S media likes you you believe. And despites of all our problems, we Mexicans -for the most part- don't whine much and take the best of each day. I guess it has to do with being a family oriented people. No matter how bad can turn, you'd always have a family and a home to come to, at the end of the day.
If countries you'd expect to be the happiest for them being developed nations, aren't on the top ten. Maybe is time to look deeper into why people who has it all, are so miserable. Even with no drug cartels or violence to keep them occupied.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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I find it shocking that the people in Bulgaria (EU member) are less happy than those in India, Mauritania, Djibouti, Iran, Ethiopia, Uganda, Burma, Cameroon, Kenya, Sudan, Tajikistan, Haiti, Sierra Leone, Armenia, Congo, Burkina Faso, Mali, Liberia, Georgia, Nepal, Niger, Sri Lanka, Gabon, Malawi, Cambodia, Chad, Yemen and Afghanistan.

Why are Bulgarians and Hungarians so depressed?
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Finland
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Why are Bulgarians and Hungarians so depressed?
For Bulgaria: endless corruption, high unemployment, terrible housing, poor prospects for the future.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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Not all of Mexico is in a war zone as most U.S media likes you you believe. And despites of all our problems, we Mexicans -for the most part- don't whine much and take the best of each day. I guess it has to do with being a family oriented people. No matter how bad can turn, you'd always have a family and a home to come to, at the end of the day.
If countries you'd expect to be the happiest for them being developed nations, aren't on the top ten. Maybe is time to look deeper into why people who has it all, are so miserable. Even with no drug cartels or violence to keep them occupied.
Yes we do. Even the people who have hardships try to see the positives.

Mexico, with problems and all, is such a fun, loving culture!
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