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Old 03-18-2018, 03:55 PM
 
Location: France, Bordeaux
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GoodHombre : Everything is fine for us but it's nice to worry about it
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Old 03-18-2018, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Near Luxembourg
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I would be equally pessimistic if I were a Frenchman.

France has been going downhill in the last two decades. It is in the process of transforming from a prosperous beautiful developed country to a third world country rampant with crimes and radical Islam.

I'd choose South Korea on any given day. It doesn't have a glamorous past but at least it's changing for the better. Hope is a good thing.
Oh ! I learned a lot today! Thank you! I will continue to smile when I ll see these "GB" cars everywhere in August
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Old 03-18-2018, 05:06 PM
 
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I guess it because of the saunas and the ice hockey.
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Old 03-18-2018, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Scandinavian countries will always be the top happiest places on earth, it's just a shame the requirement is you being apart of the white majority population to enjoy the best benefits.

I spent several weeks in Norway as an African American. You wouldn't believe the remarks and stares I got since I had the audacity to be with a local white woman. I talked to asians who lived there as well and they shared similar experiences.

Best part is they thought I was a Somalian uber driver because there is a number of Somalian immigrants living there. Nope, I wasn't happy at all in these homogeneous countries. For cultural and racial diversity, they still have a long way to go.

But if you're white, it most certainly is the happiest/best place on earth.
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Old 03-19-2018, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Scandinavian countries will always be the top happiest places on earth, it's just a shame the requirement is you being apart of the white majority population to enjoy the best benefits.

I spent several weeks in Norway as an African American. You wouldn't believe the remarks and stares I got since I had the audacity to be with a local white woman. I talked to asians who lived there as well and they shared similar experiences.

Best part is they thought I was a Somalian uber driver because there is a number of Somalian immigrants living there. Nope, I wasn't happy at all in these homogeneous countries. For cultural and racial diversity, they still have a long way to go.

But if you're white, it most certainly is the happiest/best place on earth.
You are correct.

But this isn't unique to Scandinavian countries.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:18 AM
 
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I wouldn’t live in Helsinki if you paid me. Months and months with cold temperatures and darkness, very dull place, and sort of isolated. Nah
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:43 AM
 
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I often wonder what the methodology is for these reports. At the top you have Finland, which has an unusually high suicide rate for a highly developed western nation, and not too far behind is Iceland, a country with the highest rates of anti-depressant usage in the world.

Another thing most of the countries in the top 10 have in common is gloomy climates. Is it suggesting that climate is irrelevant? I find that hard to believe, I also find it hard to believe that people living around the Baltic would be happier than people living around the Mediterranean.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:47 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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I often wonder what the methodology is for these reports. At the top you have Finland, which has an unusually high suicide rate for a highly developed western nation, and not too far behind is Iceland, a country with the highest rates of anti-depressant usage in the world.

Another thing most of the countries in the top 10 have in common is gloomy climates. Is it suggesting that climate is irrelevant? I find that hard to believe, I also find it hard to believe that people living around the Baltic would be happier than people living around the Mediterranean.
The unhappy ones have committed suicide,lol.
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Old 03-19-2018, 03:49 AM
 
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The unhappy ones have committed suicide,lol.
And those who are left are doped up on anti-depressants, it seems
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Ankara, Turkey
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Apparently weather does not effect the level of happiness that much. It makes sense though as a person may be living in a place with the best weather in the world and can still be very unhappy.

With criteria such as safety, stability, good government, good healthcare, good education and good employment opportunities, people can be very happy. Good for Finland and other countries high on the list.
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