Unhappy democrats?

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Wotan31, May 18, 2009.

  1. paddy macrumors 6502a

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    Should we just whip out that study that says Liberals are far less easily frightened than Conservatives as well?:rolleyes:
     
  4. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    ALL of us are unhappy? :p

    I'm feeling rather wonderful, thanks.

    (emphasis mine)
     
  5. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Ignorance is bliss. I don't consider myself to be ignorant.
     
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    I find this terribly interesting since in my personal experience, happier people tend to be those who see the purpose of life being happiness in some way (collective or personal, etc.). In addition, religion supplants that reason for morality or ethics that does not translate exactly to happiness. I find it curious that according to this survey, religious people are happier, whereas those who are more concerned with the general happiness of the population (i.e Democrats), are less happy. It seems to contradict my anecdotal experiences.
     
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    I assign meaning to my own life thank you very much. Makes me sooooo happy to not feel oppressed by a book.:)

    Just my feelings.
     
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    This is what I have found to be a prevailing attitude among non-religious people, and I wonder why this survey seems to contradict that attitude.
     
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    In the scope of "the meaning of life" im extremely happy. As a day to day teenager, not so much.

    I really doubt its a matter of "Im happy because I have a god" vs "Im happy because I dont have a god"
     
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    Perhaps those who are concerned with the general happiness of the population are more unhappy because there are still many things wrong in the world that would lessen the happiness of general populations and thus, make those who are concerned with such things more unhappy?

    Wow, my brain just kinda stalled...
     
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    [​IMG]

    :D
     
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    The article is from 2006. Democrats weren't happy in 2006. I wonder how happy Republicans are now?
     
  13. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    Good catch.

    Good point.
     
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    A degree doesn't make you any less ignorant.
     
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    I am willing to bet there is a positive correlation between attaining higher education and happiness.
     
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    Why would having a higher degree make you any more happy? Why would being happier make you any less ignorant?
     
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    We're unhappy cuz we've been oppressed for the past 8 years. :D
     
  18. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Generally people who have higher education make more money, thus more happy. Generally people who have higher education are smarter than those who only graduate high school, thus less ignorant.
     
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    The italicized : Seems to be the core of GOP beleifs doesnt it? :rolleyes:

    As for the underlined, thats complete BS and you know it. Ignorance has nothing, NOTHING, to do education levels.
     
  20. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Webster says otherwise.

    g·no·rance Listen to the pronunciation of ignorance
    Pronunciation:
    \ˈig-n(ə-)rən(t)s\
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    : the state or fact of being ignorant : lack of knowledge, education, or awareness
     
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    The people of Iceland are the happiest people in the world, and spend on average 3.2 less years in school than those in the US.

    (Although I myself am extremely happy with my life, and spent at least 16 years in school.)
     
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    Does money correlate with happiness?

    I'd say this is loosely true. However it's entirely possible for people that haven't finished high school or done a tertiary degree to be incredibly smart. Conversely there are plenty that have attained higher education and are incredibly ignorant. A piece of paper (or two) means little in this regard.
     
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    That is a different culture than the US, there may be other factors contributing. I am not saying you have to have a 4 year degree to be happy, just that I thought there would be a positive correlation between happiness and attaining higher education in the US (higher degrees in US generally = more money = happiness).

    After all we are pretty materialistic.
     
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    Is there any evidence of this though?
     

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