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Date: 08/06/13 10:38 AM

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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 10:39 am
    Link: Happiest States in America - Colorado + Marijuana, coincidence????
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    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    880 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 10:49 am
    It must suck to live in Hungary.
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 10:54 am
    Post Socialist(a term some of them use) Scandinavians at the top no surprise there...
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    August 6, 2013 at 10:55 am
    Happiness indexes are usually incredibly dumb. They`re also terribly biased to the West. You know, happiness can exist in Africa and South America (and believe me, it does). Our definition of happiness doesn`t apply to them, just because they don`t have the same stuff we have doesn`t mean they can`t be happy. It`s just stuff. Suicide is largest in many of those countries that score highest here.


    And I can guarantee that those happiest places are happy because they are almost all very beautiful places.
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    Neoptolemos Male 30-39
    625 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 12:12 pm
    Tolerance, emancipation, a working democracy (trias politica/checks & balances) and wealth equality are key factors.

    That`s why social democracies (founded on social democratic and liberal principles) are scoring high in these kinds of charts.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 12:15 pm
    This is all a dirty lie. Albany, New York is the happiest place on Earth!
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    onoffonoffon Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    I`m happy to no longer live in Seattle. It used to be a great place, now it`s just a crowded place. My new residence is in a place that is on that map. There are 5 ski areas within a short drive. Oh yeah and weed is legal here. Everybody I know is worried or because they are unsure how employers are going to accept legal pot.
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    @tommy2X4 that made me laugh. I`m 20 minutes from there. Oh the joy joy joy joy down in my heart
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    August 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm
    Boulder CO sucks
    Longmont is only nice because there are no minorities living there,
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    DinVen Male 30-39
    390 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm
    @dm2754 ..and by minorities you mean whites I assume. White people is a minority now. Anyway, congrats on the racist post.
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    kree_ Male 30-39
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    August 6, 2013 at 4:07 pm
    Im suprised mexico is more satisfied, and belgium is less satisfied.

    Going by the quality of their beers that should be reversed.
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
    1341 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 6:23 pm
    Love it where I live. Small town of 870, doesn`t get much better.

    Louisiana doesn`t surprise me, that place is terrible. I am surprised at how many of the happiest cities are in California. That place is also terrible.
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    747Pilot Male 18-29
    1455 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 6:58 pm
    A How-to

    A video
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 9:21 pm
    GOP belt not happy
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    maggierose78 Female 18-29
    688 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm
    I have to disagree with the findings of this "research" (and I use that term loosely). If the South East is so unhappy, then why is the suicide rate so low.

    Alaska has one of the highest Suicide rates in the United States. Wyoming has the highest suicide rate.

    If the South is so remarkably unhappy, as this image would suggest, why aren`t more of us killing ourselves?

    American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Website
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    August 6, 2013 at 11:36 pm
    "If the South is so remarkably unhappy, as this image would suggest, why aren`t more of us killing ourselves?"

    Answer:
    Religious brainwashing and indoctrination so prevalent in the Bible-Belt leads to fear of a non-existent Hades which is perceived to be worse than the hell you are already living in.
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    Ozmose Male 30-39
    448 posts
    August 7, 2013 at 10:59 am
    Looks about right. I live in Michigan, this place is a hell hole.
    It`s funny though, when I go a little ways into Wisconsin you can notice right away, people are mostly smiling and polite. All you see here are a bunch of dirty, moody, pissed off rednecks dressed in realtree camo 365 days a year. . . And fat chicks.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    August 7, 2013 at 2:34 pm
    Switzerland, drat yeah.
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    obhwfgirl Female 18-29
    582 posts
    August 7, 2013 at 10:35 pm
    Living and working in the Boulder/Longmont area and having lived in North Carolina, I can tell you that we`re looking at Hippie Towns!

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