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Old 04-25-2015, 06:52 AM
 
Location: 59N
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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.
Of course not but there is a misconception in the US that several European countries (the Scandinavian ones in particular) have a high suicide rate. Is is so hard to check some data before writing a post?
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Of course not but there is a misconception in the US that several European countries (the Scandinavian ones in particular) have a high suicide rate. Is is so hard to check some data before writing a post?
And Finland has more NHL-class ice-hockey goaltenders. But, like suicides, it is not a measure that is relevant to the topic. If for no other reason, simply because it is an insignificantly tiny and very heavily weighted slice of outliers within the demographic as a whole. Would you trust a Gallup Poll about, say, personal financial situation if the respondent sample consisted entirely of people who had attempted suicide?

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Old 04-25-2015, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Somewhere in Southern Italy
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The truth is that happiness is one of those things that can't really be measured, these rankings are more often than not useless.
Anyay that doesn't mean people aren't happy, the average Swiss could have many things to be happy for but it can't be measured and compared in any way.
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Old 04-25-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: York
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I've been to Switzerland only once, and if they're a happy bunch, they have a funny way of showing it.
I didn't realise such boring, miserable people even existed.

Just my opinion of course before an extremely happy Swiss poster jumps on me.
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Old 04-26-2015, 10:48 AM
 
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If people in rich country are unhappy, this is not related to money.
Must be many other reasons.
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Old 04-26-2015, 02:53 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?
Same thing with the Danish. They were voted most happiest but yet they have a high suicide rate, nanny government, most expensive cost of living, and plethora of other issues. I have a high suspicion leftist with an agenda are behind these studies.
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Old 04-26-2015, 03:54 PM
 
Location: 59N
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Same thing with the Danish. They were voted most happiest but yet they have a high suicide rate, nanny government, most expensive cost of living, and plethora of other issues. I have a high suspicion leftist with an agenda are behind these studies.
The suicide rate in Denmark is lower than in the US What is wrong with a welfare state and income equality? Yes, all these reports are part of leftist conspiracy.
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Old 04-26-2015, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If people in rich country are unhappy, this is not related to money.
Must be many other reasons.
I've known plenty of people a lot richer than me, but non were any happier. It's not often related to money. Most people figure out how to live within their budget and still be contented and fulfilled.

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Same thing with the Danish. They were voted most happiest but yet they have a high suicide rate, nanny government, most expensive cost of living, and plethora of other issues. I have a high suspicion leftist with an agenda are behind these studies.
And I have a high suspicion a rightist with an agenda is behind your analysis. Most people in the world are perfectly happy with a nanny government, generally the rank and file don't really want to take responsibility for affairs of state or the national economy, and don't mind leaving it to people well-studied in those fields of administration. They seem to have enough earnings to offset their high cost of living, since there are not an awfully lot of homeless shelters or soup kitchens or beggars in Denmark.

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Old 01-13-2018, 04:41 PM
 
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Severe deprivation away from a solid megalopolis holding title. Zurich is only approximately 400,000 people. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/...itzerland.html Urbanite enthusiasts might not find that satisfying at a macro scale. Can anyone explain why Austria never went imperialistic on these lands. Austria going through Hungary, even Croatia, Romania, yet never grabbing territories from vast swaths of Switzerland. What a very odd mystery.
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:00 PM
 
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I went to the French side of Switzerland and the people were very nice, polite and friendly. They were having fun just next to the gorgeous lake with the mountains that they have.
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