View Poll Results: Are you happy with the outcome of the World Happiness Report 2019?

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  • Kim Jong-un makes ME happy!

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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by Jinro View Post
    Can't access it, it just keeps loading, where did South Korea place?
    54th

    check out http://worldhappiness.report/assets/.../2-2_Table.png

    seems to be very bad in Freedom, Corruption, and Social support

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubcap View Post
    Finland wins it again. How can all those grumpy people say they're happy?
    They don't. They rank 41 on positive effect. They just do pretty well in other things
    Last edited by d00mGuArD; 2019-03-22 at 09:21 AM.
    and the geek shall inherit the earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Queen of Hamsters View Post
    You win this one, Finland, but you still have... uh... um... mykyrokka! Yes! Suffer!!
    ...Then I remembered we have Svartsoppa... T.T
    If that's any consolation, I think Thors Hammer Vodka is better than what the Finns can come up with. Now if only I could get hold of some.

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Hubcap View Post
    Finland wins it again. How can all those grumpy people say they're happy?
    Beating Sweden on anything is pretty much guaranteed to Make Finns happiest people on the planet so don't expect this thing to change anytime soon.

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    I expect that my country might just have an alarming decline when those who compile the list take more recent events into consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steristumpie View Post
    Surprised we’re as high up as 106. With the genocide and all that. I guess the people that are happy at doing the genociding are pushing the numbers up.
    While the situation is rather precarious, it wouldn't be fair to call it a genocide.

    Yes, the government is negligent and appears to be tacitly approving of human rights abuses. But they are failing the whole country not just certain subsections.

  5. #45
    Quote Originally Posted by Gilrak View Post
    Salty that 'Murica is not 1# in both?
    They don't even have bidets in America, how could they be #1? Jokes aside, it's curious as to why professional lefties always assume that whoever disagrees with you is either American or an American boot-licker. It's infantile and naive.
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    [extremely graphic picture of dead children]
    Hope you sleep well. With the lack of empathy the majority of you show i guess that won't be a problem. BB

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    Quote Originally Posted by The One Percent View Post
    I've spent a few years all over Russia, and the people there were very welcoming towards me. Don't make blanket statements about people you've never met.
    So you've met all the people in Russia? Damn dude, you get around.

    Don't make blanket statements about people you've never met.
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    Quote Originally Posted by d00mGuArD View Post
    Oh noes France 24 but hey, 5th in health

    You will enjoy checking out this table :
    http://worldhappiness.report/assets/.../2-2_Table.png

    to see where each country lacks and where they win
    for example,
    Iceland would be 1st if they didn't have so much corruption
    Finland would be even more king of the ranking if they didn't have "low" generosity
    lol at Greece and South Korea ranking so low in Freedom, even Turkey is better. (not really buying this one though)
    Think we need to guide to explain some of those numbers, like how Canada has a healthy life expectancies of 8 while places like Hati have the value placed at 151, is it 1/151 people expected to have a healthy life?

  8. #48
    Quote Originally Posted by Rustedsaint View Post
    Think we need to guide to explain some of those numbers, like how Canada has a healthy life expectancies of 8 while places like Hati have the value placed at 151, is it 1/151 people expected to have a healthy life?
    no it is ranked 151st... and canada is ranked 8th best
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    UK at 15, I'm fine with that. We got a free health care system, the climates pretty decent, nice landscape, and has lot of variety here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vermented View Post
    2019 World Happiness Report


    (Poll: Are you happy with the outcome of the World Happiness Report 2019?)


    Below the new list of countries believed to inhabit the happiest people on the planet:

    1. Finland (0)
    2. Denmark (+1)
    3. Norway (-1)
    4. Iceland (0)
    5. Netherlands (+1)
    6. Switzerland (-1)
    7. Sweden (+2)
    8. New Zealand (0)
    9. Canada (-2)
    10. Austria (+2)

    All the top countries tend to have high values for all six of the key variables that have been found to support well-being: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity.


    offsiders;

    19: United States (-1) (Trump?)
    68: Russia (-9) (Sanctions?)
    93: China (-7) (Extreme government control?)
    140: India (-7)

    You better choose your governments wisely people.
    As I see it 'happiness' is subjective at best... what makes one person happy might utterly terrify someone else.

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  11. #51
    Quote Originally Posted by dubious_doomhammer View Post
    So ... they could be the most accommodating, hospitable, generous people in the world ... but since they're predominantly white, its promoting white nationalism?

    I am left leaning, but this is the dumbest shit I've ever heard.
    it's no dumber than saying it's "racist" to call certain countries shithole countries just because they happen to also be populated by brown people, ignoring the fact that the quality of life in these countries are indeed shit.

  12. #52
    Quote Originally Posted by Coolthulhu View Post
    They don't even have bidets in America, how could they be #1? Jokes aside, it's curious as to why professional lefties always assume that whoever disagrees with you is either American or an American boot-licker. It's infantile and naive.
    Becease they often are, as your showing right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seranthor View Post
    As I see it 'happiness' is subjective at best... what makes one person happy might utterly terrify someone else.
    Which is how this was conducted, they just asked the people how happy they felt.
    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    Trump did it so it's good. I put my faith in a strong political figure because I lack self-esteem and feel threatened by a changing world. Whoever stands against him is bad because I do not understand their arguments and I have a simple tribalistic mindset created through the consumption of right-wing media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seranthor View Post
    As I see it 'happiness' is subjective at best... what makes one person happy might utterly terrify someone else.
    And what is terrifying about 1 of the six of the key variables that have been found to support well-being: income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust or generosity?

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    So let's create a contest between countries where we rate on:

    1. The state takes the least amount of your paycheck
    2. It's warm
    3. There is a lot of diversity, many races and ethnic backgrounds
    4. Opportunity to create world class businesses
    5. The most freedom of speech
    .


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    Quote Originally Posted by GutsAP View Post
    So Nordic countries at the top, African countries at the bottom.

    Nice...real nice. Why is right wing propaganda like this even published?
    Eh, what?

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    Denmark rising towards its proper place at #1?

    Yeah, I'm ok with that, and being in the top 3 is still lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GutsAP View Post
    No, I find anything blatantly promoting white nationalism absolutely disgusting.

    Also the notion that African/Middle Eastern countries are unhappy is incredibly offensive and ignorant.
    It is the same list they've had running for years upon years. All countries goes through the same list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash The Stampede View Post
    I see a lot of happy countries that have socialism. No sorry, capitalism with strong welfare policies.
    Made me chuckle..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xarkan View Post
    Give us time and we can prove different :P
    And then give us more time and we can prove better again.
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  18. #58
    Quote Originally Posted by schwank05 View Post
    I would have put New Zealand or Australia higher on the list, I have a bunch of customers in both countries and they always seem to me in a chipper mood. That or their accent just makes it hard to sound upset or mad.
    Like where their prime minister is on TV with a solemn expression and a backdrop of covered dead bodies talking about "tirririst itticks" .....

    This huge human tragedy is unfolding in front of us and I have to pinch myself not to laugh. Years since I felt that much of an A-hole!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trassk View Post
    UK at 15, I'm fine with that. We got a free health care system, the climates pretty decent, nice landscape, and has lot of variety here.
    ,,,for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Knadra View Post
    I don't agree with the metrics of this report. Happiness is generally understood in Western philosophy to be Aristotle's concept of eudaimonia which is a deep, lasting, and meaningful satisfaction with life as a whole. I don't know how you measure that besides polling people which would not be accurate. I think you would see the U.S. and Europe being much lower and Latin American and central Asian countries being much higher.
    By your definition, Scandinavia is definitely on the top, right as it shows.

    In todays society it is all about time and money, and up here you have both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doleman View Post
    Beating Sweden on anything is pretty much guaranteed to Make Finns happiest people on the planet so don't expect this thing to change anytime soon.
    That is just the fuel for Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden, if we can beat one of us in something, the other will be cheering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wishblade View Post
    Denmark rising towards its proper place at #1?

    Yeah, I'm ok with that, and being in the top 3 is still lovely.
    Well, knowing we're waltzing around in the top 5 should be comforting in general..
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