Skip to comments.Conservative Values Lead to Happiness
Posted on 09/06/2016 8:54:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
Conservative values are more conducive to lasting happiness; liberal values tend to engender fleeting pleasure. Liberals pursue happiness, but for conservatives it naturally ensues.
Ever wonder why so many liberal Democrats are seething in discontent? It’s because they are takers, not givers. Mounting research indicates that generosity, rather than selfishness, is more likely to produce lasting happiness, an elusive emotion for liberals who languish on the wrong side of the generosity gap.
Supported by analysis of IRS tax data, there’s plenty of evidence that states who voted for John McCain gave far more of their discretionary income to charity than states that voted for Obama. This phenomenon continued in 2012: the majority of states whose residents gave a greater percentage of their income to charity voted for Romney, while the states at the bottom of the generosity list voted for Obama.
Conservatives are simply more generous than liberals, and it turns out that this generosity gap coincides with the happiness gap, which also favors conservatives. Indeed, a growing body of research indicates that once a person’s basic needs are met, prosocial spending (like giving to charities) foments meaningful happiness compared to the shallow satisfaction wrought from liberally spending on self.
Evidence that conservatives are generally happier than liberals is compelling. Pew Research Center in 2006 reported that conservative Republicans reported far higher rates of happiness than did liberal Democrats. This “partisan happiness gap” has endured for decades, and there’s evidence that conservative values are the reason.
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Limiting sexual relations to our spouse and not killing our young helps a lot, too.
Of course, those things make us heretics.
The sacraments of the left are sodomy and abortion.
Guess they’ll have to burn me at the stake...or try.
My spouse has been limiting sexual relations to me for years.
Oh, come now! Everyone KNOWS that LibTards are always the SMARTEST people anywhere, everywhere and no matter who they are!
Us dumb hick ConservaTards are just too DUMB to know we’re miserable deep down inside!