Happiness

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Rural vs Urban

From [1]

  • Rural people are more happy according to data - but controversy exists on how happiness is measured
  • Smarter people are less happy the more social time they have
  • Smarter people deal well with a city environment

  • Canadian study of 400k people - rural people are 800% more happy -[2]
  • Controversies in rural Urban happiness debate - [3]. Poor people are no different blade n rural or Urban areas. Poor whites are not happier in rural areas.

  • Canadian study of 400k people - rural people are 800% more happy -[4]
  • Controversies in rural Urban happiness debate - [5]. Poor people are no different in rural or Urban areas. Poor whites are not happier in rural areas - they fare better in cities and that confirms my experience on the side of Maysville, MO - MJ.

From Micha

here's a short speech on the "Science of Happiness" While the first half focuses more on statistics and definitions, I especially recommend the second half, where she closes the gap from neurophysiology and biology to the philosophical approach of being happy through other people and post-materialism.

http://www.ted.com/talks/nancy_etcoff_on_happiness_and_why_we_want_it.html


more about the science of happiness, a project dedicated to the education of mental-well being.

http://pursuit-of-happiness.org/

Wall Street version of Happiness? That doesn't appear to be what Jefferson wanted, so it's important to note what 'pursuit of happiness' really means:

http://pursuit-of-happiness.org/pursuit-of-happiness/jeffersons-happiness