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Where The Happiest Americans Are

Postby Taco » July 20th, 2014, 1:25 am

If you want to be happy in America you need to move to the countryside.

Where The Happiest Americans Are
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-1 ... nd-are-not
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Re: Where The Happiest Americans Are

Postby Jester » July 20th, 2014, 1:48 am

Taco wrote:If you want to be happy in America you need to move to the countryside.

Where The Happiest Americans Are
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-1 ... nd-are-not


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Postby Jester » July 20th, 2014, 1:51 am

Nice one Taco, thanks, will share on FB!

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/ ... happy1.jpg
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Postby Taco » July 20th, 2014, 2:02 am

Jester wrote:Nice one Taco, thanks, will share on FB!

http://www.zerohedge.com/sites/default/ ... happy1.jpg
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Basically, the areas marked in orange and red are the most socially dysfunctional. Crime, drugs, alcohol, murders, divorces, suicides, abortions, bitchy women etc... That's my interpretation.
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Postby S_Parc » July 20th, 2014, 2:14 am

The happiest Americans are Mel and myself.

And you can find us in eastern Mass and Rhode Island (her family's home state).
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Postby Cornfed » July 20th, 2014, 2:31 am

Cities in the west are essentially corporate whoreville now, and the only people who are likely to be happy with that are senior corporate whoremongers. A downside of the countryside is that said whoremongers currently get to steal most of the money and attractive females.
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Postby Ghost » July 21st, 2014, 9:02 am

Rural living in America + traveling to other countries regularly or semi-regularly is the way to go. Assuming you need to be in the U.S. at least part of the year.
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Postby Jester » July 21st, 2014, 9:16 pm

Ghost wrote:
Rural living in America + traveling to other countries regularly or semi-regularly is the way to go. Assuming you need to be in the U.S. at least part of the year.



DAMN good idea.

I guess professions would include skilled trades (time off when a construction project or contract ends) and school-teaching (summers off).

My brother did well on a fishing and crabbing boats in Alaska. Guys there were a "motley crew" from all over, with money in their pockets after a voyage, and free time when they wanted it.
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Postby hammanta » July 21st, 2014, 9:50 pm

Ghost wrote:Rural living in America + traveling to other countries regularly or semi-regularly is the way to go. Assuming you need to be in the U.S. at least part of the year.


Kinda disagree. It really depends on what makes you happy. I've lived in rural America all my life and though I do agree it's a lot more peaceful, lack of good jobs, mixed with nothing to do can zap the happiness right out of yah. Not to mention the severe lack of attractive women. Now if you travel quite regularly overseas, I can understand finding happiness here, but a few trips a year probably won't do it.

People are a lot more friendlier here and their is a sense of community that is lacking in cities, but I find myself traveling to cities for entertainment to escape the extreme boredom. If your plan is to settle down with a wife and kids then rural is the way to go but if you are single or looking for prospects then you will be miserable. I find small cities the best like 50,000-150,000 people as their is usually a constant stream of new people coming through but you also have that local feel as well.
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Postby Taco » July 23rd, 2014, 1:50 pm

Most people think money makes you happy, it doesn't.

Happiest State Has Highest Property Levels
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Postby amigo » July 24th, 2014, 4:48 pm

I lived in new York city, the women are hateful, bigoted, and angry. in fact, they hate it even more when other people are happy. they look upon happy people with suspicion. the only nice people in new York city were the people born and raised there, which is a small group of people.
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Postby pete98146 » July 24th, 2014, 7:43 pm

Wow! Look at Seattle...lol.
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Postby Moretorque » July 24th, 2014, 8:51 pm

The least informed are the happiest.
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Re: Where The Happiest Americans Are

Postby Luc Furr » July 24th, 2014, 9:21 pm

Taco wrote:If you want to be happy in America you need to move to the countryside.

Where The Happiest Americans Are
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-1 ... nd-are-not


I wonder if the map showing people are happier in the countryside or if it is showing people are happier in warm places, relaxed places, and Catholic or Baptist places.
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Postby pete98146 » July 24th, 2014, 10:09 pm

Moretorque wrote:The least informed are the happiest.


I've noticed the same. Seattle is the most educated city in America. But make no mistake, most of my friends are very consumed with their various agendas. The problem with this mentality (I call it the "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Syndrome) is that they literally sit around and waits to be disrespected or insulted.

Example: One of my best friends growing up is a radical Democrat. He loathes the Republican Party. So he sifts thru endless news material just so he can slam Republicans on his twice daily Facebook rants. But this has consumed his life. As a result, his life is far too polarized (a very common trait of folks here in Seattle) and he's miserable as a result.

Whomever coined the phrase, "no brains.....no headaches" was right :) The simple folk probably are the happiest.
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