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Old 04-24-2015, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Oslo, NO
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Actually suicide tends to occur more in richer highly developed countries with highly educated people

Notice how low suicide is in Africa as opposed to Japan where suicide is an everyday thing.
I was referring to First World countries. Japanese culture is quite different from European or American. Suicide is sometimes viewed as a morally responsible action. That is never the case in Europe or North America.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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Ah, that lonely expat living in Switzerland. Long time no see.
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:16 PM
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Why? The suicide rate is always higher for people with little education and low income.
I curious as to the comparison between

low income
medium income
high income
super wealthy
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Old 04-24-2015, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Nashville TN
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Switzerland is a rich country with a high quality of life so it makes sense on paper at least
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Old 04-24-2015, 02:37 PM
 
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Swiss reign supreme in world happiness ranks | World news | The Guardian

As a person living in Switzerland, i'm speechless.

The Swiss would have to be the most miserable looking people i've ever seen in the world. You never see them smiling or laughing, and the suicide rate is one of the highest in europe!

They are socially disconnected and are only concerned about work and money.

Do you agree with this report?
I don't necessarily agree with the report but neither with your logic.

Why do you think smiling and laughing has anything to do with happiness? Using that as a measurement of happiness, or how content people are with their lives, is deadly flawed.

Suicide rates are useless are well. It measures the number of people who kill themselves and that's it. It is not representative of happiness because not all unhappy people kill themselves. Country A may have 50 unhappy people but one ends up killing himself, country B may have only 20 unhappy ones but 3 of them commit suicide.

Using suicides as a measurement of happiness/unhappiness is like using divorce rates as a measurement of quality of marriage.
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Old 04-24-2015, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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They are not even the happiest country starting with the letter S, Spain looks a lot more happy to me.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Finland
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Odd that an ISTJ person diss Switzerland. Should be the perfect environment for you.

Best regards, ESTP.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Taipei, Taiwan
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^Lol. That's a good one.
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Old 04-24-2015, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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The suicide rate is lower than in the US, UK, France and Germany.

List of countries by suicide rate

I guess Americans are more miserable than most Western Europeans.
I'm sorry to deflate your logic, but people who commit suicide do not comprise a random statistical sample valid for use in judging an entire population's psychological profile.
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Old 04-25-2015, 05:01 AM
 
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I don't necessarily agree with the report but neither with your logic.

Why do you think smiling and laughing has anything to do with happiness? Using that as a measurement of happiness, or how content people are with their lives, is deadly flawed.

Suicide rates are useless are well. It measures the number of people who kill themselves and that's it. It is not representative of happiness because not all unhappy people kill themselves. Country A may have 50 unhappy people but one ends up killing himself, country B may have only 20 unhappy ones but 3 of them commit suicide.

Using suicides as a measurement of happiness/unhappiness is like using divorce rates as a measurement of quality of marriage.
Great observations, I agree 100%
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