Happiness Index: From Immigrants to Health, how Trump & GOP are making America Sad (Sad)

 

Happiness Index: From Immigrants to Health, how Trump & GOP are making America Sad (Sad)

In Australia The Great Sad started with Tony Abbott in 2009 after we dodged the GFC and News Corp declared that was Bad Bad Bad, “Ditch the Bitch” ( OD )

 

The World Happiness Index is out this year, and the United States is ranked only 18 for the years 2015-2017– lower than Iceland or Costa Rica, and not much ahead of places with real problems like Mexico and Brazil.

And, the US has fallen 4 spots in recent reports.

The US is still the wealthiest and most powerful country in the world, so why isn’t it the happiest?

Because although a good income contributes to happiness, power doesn’t seem to, and wealth is only one of six things that makes a person happy (or else millionaires wouldn’t commit suicide).

It turns out that being generous to others makes you happy. Studies have shown if you just help a challenged person to cross the street or do other acts of random kindness everyday, your happiness increases. The World Happiness survey study finds that being welcoming to immigrants is a factor in a society being happy. The Trump administration is making us positively miserable on that scale.

via Happiness Index: From Immigrants to Health, how Trump & GOP are making America Sad (Sad)

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