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The happiest and saddest countries in the world
AP via Yahoo News ^ | 12/19/2012

Posted on 12/20/2012 8:23:27 PM PST by SeekAndFind

Gallup Inc. asked roughly 1,000 people in each of 148 countries the following questions: Did you feel well-respected yesterday? Were you treated with respect all day yesterday? Did you laugh or smile a lot yesterday? Did you learn or do something interesting yesterday? Did you experience the following feelings during a lot of the day yesterday? How about enjoyment?

Here are the 10 the countries where the highest percentage of people answered "yes" to all five questions, and the nine countries with the lowest percentages:

HAPPIEST

Panama, 85 percent

Paraguay, 85 percent

El Salvador, 84 percent

Venezuela, 84 percent

Trinidad and Tobago, 83 percent

Thailand, 83 percent

Guatemala, 82 percent

Philippines, 82, percent

Ecuador, 81 percent

Costa Rica, 81 percent

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: country; happiest; happiness; psychology; saddest; top10
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1 posted on 12/20/2012 8:23:32 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I you no happy in Venezuelllaa, you get shot.
Next...


2 posted on 12/20/2012 8:27:54 PM PST by Leo Carpathian (FReeeeepissed)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a bovine excrement list.


3 posted on 12/20/2012 8:29:38 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: svcw

“Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln


4 posted on 12/20/2012 8:32:17 PM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

I notice that most are Spanish speaking. Not sure what that means, if anything


5 posted on 12/20/2012 8:33:00 PM PST by Ken H
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To: SeekAndFind

I’m seriously looking at moving to Panama or Ecuador.


6 posted on 12/20/2012 8:34:54 PM PST by Terry Mross ( I don't watch the "news". Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I've been to two of the nations listed,Thailand (on the "happiest" list) and Singapore (on the "saddest" list).From what little I saw of Thailand the people there don't have a whole lot to be happy about.OTOH,Singapore is a clean,orderly,peaceful and *very* prosperous nation.

Go figure!

10 posted on 12/20/2012 8:43:58 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (When Robbing Peter To Pay Paul,One Can Always Count On Paul's Cooperation)
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To: SeekAndFind

ridiculous


11 posted on 12/20/2012 8:44:58 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: SeekAndFind
Having spent a while in Panama, I have to wonder.

A place with dozens of species of poisonous snakes, flies that will lay eggs under your skin to later hatch, hellacious humidity. Drive through any village and see all the windows with heavy bars over them. Locals say that is a joke, thieves just use portable car jacks to pry them apart. More affluent all live behind gates.

ATM holdups are common, traffic is kamikaze, etc. Maybe a better place if you live in Detroit or Philly............

12 posted on 12/20/2012 8:54:15 PM PST by doorgunner69
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To: SeekAndFind
"You Can't Rollerskate In A Buffalo Herd - Roger Miller"

Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
Ya can't roller skate in a buffalo herd
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
Ya can't take a shower in a parakeet cage
But you can be happy if you've a mind to

All ya gotta do is put your mind to it
Knuckle down, buckle down, do it, do it, do it

13 posted on 12/20/2012 8:55:12 PM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: SeekAndFind
The 'happiest' countries appear to have high birth rates.

Singapore is in decline, and without the Malays and Indians, they would be even worse off in sheer numbers.

14 posted on 12/20/2012 9:00:36 PM PST by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Happiness is a state of mind.

Some people are happy no matter where they *are.*


15 posted on 12/20/2012 9:02:49 PM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: SeekAndFind

Happiness is in the eye of the beholder.
Central and western South America are now real hot spots for Americans escaping the USSA.
Two web sites concentrating of that region:
InternationalLiving.com and EscapeFromAmerica.com
You can sign up for their email updates.

I do not know about Thailand, as I was there only one time in 1999.
I am as happy as a clam on my Philippine beach,
I have no plan to return, even to visit the USSA.


16 posted on 12/20/2012 10:09:57 PM PST by AlexW
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To: Ken H

I do. There’s a reason for it too.


17 posted on 12/20/2012 10:32:42 PM PST by JCBreckenridge (Texas is a state of mind. - John Steinbeck :))
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To: SeekAndFind

I hear that Uruguay is the gayest place on the planet.


18 posted on 12/20/2012 10:56:32 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Leo Carpathian

I was thinking cause they don’t have cold winters nor have to shovel snow. :-)


19 posted on 12/20/2012 11:31:32 PM PST by Conservative4Ever (I'm going Galt.)
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To: SeekAndFind

20 posted on 12/21/2012 12:01:19 AM PST by caveat emptor (Scripto ergo sum)
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To: Terry Mross

Good move.

Just put your assets into the Canadian dollar instead of the US dollar.

As socialist as Canada is - they are solvent.


21 posted on 12/21/2012 12:11:25 AM PST by Arlis (.)
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To: SeekAndFind
I call bunk on this one...

The top Countries listed have the highest murder rate per capita
in the world.

22 posted on 12/21/2012 2:28:32 AM PST by DaveTesla (You can fool some of the people some of the time......)
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To: Daffynition

Hey! That’s my Uncle Joe and Aunt Edna. Before the stock Market crash in ‘87. Wonder where they went?


23 posted on 12/21/2012 2:33:26 AM PST by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Going out on a limb here, but I would venture that the high grade quality of marijuana and cocaine in these locations may contribute to the happiness factor.

I recall Montego Bay, Jamaica in the early eighties. People were/are poor as dirt but happy as hell. Was offererd pot,coke, acid and black girls before I got to baggage claim. Welcome to Jamaica, Mon. A land free from malaria


24 posted on 12/21/2012 2:53:47 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: Ken H

The survey confused the words happy with hungry!


25 posted on 12/21/2012 2:56:17 AM PST by KSCITYBOY
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To: SeekAndFind
Paraguay, 85 percent

Anyone else been to Paraguay? The part of it I visited was so miserable it was heartbreaking just to see. It left a big impression on me. Perhaps they are Christian, that joy will carry you through anything. I wasn't there long enough to find out and at that point in time I wasn't confident about walking around and asking.

26 posted on 12/21/2012 4:00:03 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: SeekAndFind
Where's Finland?

A country that spend decades with the highest suicide rate . . . and to quote Kaunis Maa (Finish Language and Culture for Fun):

"Pekka, an expatriate Finnish man visiting California, was recently diagnosed as clinically depressed, tanked up on anti-depressants and scheduled for controversial Shock Therapy when doctors realised he wasn’t depressed at all - only Finnish."

The short article's worth a read.

27 posted on 12/21/2012 7:26:44 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Scoutmaster

RE: Where’s Finland?

According to Gallup ( See here: http://www.gallup.com/poll/159254/latin-americans-positive-world.aspx#2 ).

74% of Finns polled say they are happy. That’s just 2% below the USA.

See the Table in the above link.


28 posted on 12/21/2012 7:31:29 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Thanks. That ‘happiness’ rate perhaps explains the high national rate of depression, alcoholism, and suicide.


29 posted on 12/21/2012 7:53:24 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Terry Mross

You are welcomed here in Panama.


30 posted on 12/21/2012 8:10:40 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: doorgunner69

Keep away from our Panama.

We don’t want you here.

Go keep Obama company.


31 posted on 12/21/2012 9:49:37 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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