We have more wealth/freedom/access to goods THAN AT ANY POINT in history - so why does research suggest we are so dang unhappy?

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When survival is all but ensured, the mind becomes focused on the pursuit of happiness, which it can’t ever fully achieve.

yes but has THAT much apathy set in since say, WW2 - It's not impossible to think so given the MAJOR (historically so) impact social media has had in terms of spreading negativity
 
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yes but has THAT much apathy set in since say, WW2 - It's not impossible to think so given the MAJOR (historically so) impact social media has had in terms of spreading negativity
Not sure apathy is the correct word. I just think when survival is not a major function of one’s existence, the brain needs to be stimulated in other ways.

‘The richer a country, the higher the depression. Countries that US citizens consider ‘poor’ have a much lower incidence of depression and suicide. Those people are too focused on living, than be upset their neighbor has a nicer car.
 

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Not sure how this snuck into the football insider board, but I’ll bite at the risk of pissing off more than a few. Almost all the increased wealth of the past 50 years, and the accompanying happiness, has accrued to less than 10% of the population.
 

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Not sure how this snuck into the football insider board, but I’ll bite at the risk of pissing off more than a few. Almost all the increased wealth of the past 50 years, and the accompanying happiness, has accrued to less than 10% of the population.
I get your point and there's some merit to it but poverty rates have declined as well. A lot of wants have turned into needs.

The percentage of people with shelter, food, and clean drinking water has increased dramatically.

Happiness is now focused on how many tvs, cell phones, pairs of shoes, etc a person can afford.

When survival is all but ensured, the mind becomes focused on the pursuit of happiness, which it can’t ever fully achieve.
 
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Not sure apathy is the correct word. I just think when survival is not a major function of one’s existence, the brain needs to be stimulated in other ways.

‘The richer a country, the higher the depression. Countries that US citizens consider ‘poor’ have a much lower incidence of depression and suicide. Those people are too focused on living, than be upset their neighbor has a nicer car.

Apathy implying a population's general lack of interest in developing themselves further / farther
(whether b/c there is no true survival need or because we've reached critical mass wherein common workable technology makes us feel even more inferior)
 

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because Leftists can’t tolerate happiness media and academia and social media constant fake news barrage America sucks Constitution is racist telling them their parents are terrorists while focusing on releasing criminals and pushing feel good legislation that keeps large Fed govt and never problem solving policies




we are constantly told people suck ruining planet it’s bullshit the people who are really dumb are ones who haven awaken to horrible left policy and politicians ans candidate

It really starts there my last point once you buy into that mostbor all people suck and are dumb especially when the same people they are saying this about are the ones who make America work the middle class worker voter etc
THIS IS WHY!!!!

stop giving smart phones and really most video games anything 24/7 on Tv or PC is a neagative drain on your brain

Abusing depressants and pain pills only make your more depressed not enough outside or exercise to counter balance too much phone time etc
 

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People pissed Because CNN constantly for 7 years told their base we got Trump now a zillion times and now they’re more pissed off than ever although once again not pissed at CNN etc but AT THE VICTIM BECAUSE YOU MORONS ON LEFT WKNT ADMIT YOU WERE WRONG AND YOURE ALWAYS WRONG. as wrong as broken clock if more not even right twice a day

and the rest of us pissed at the palpable ABUSE OF POWER OF ALL FED AGENCIES media Dems for calling this illegal bullcrap
 

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because Leftists can’t tolerate happiness media and academia and social media constant fake news barrage America sucks Constitution is racist telling them their parents are terrorists while focusing on releasing criminals and pushing feel good legislation that keeps large Fed govt and never problem solving policies




we are constantly told people suck ruining planet it’s bullshit the people who are really dumb are ones who haven awaken to horrible left policy and politicians ans candidate

It really starts there my last point once you buy into that mostbor all people suck and are dumb especially when the same people they are saying this about are the ones who make America work the middle class worker voter etc
THIS IS WHY!!!!

stop giving smart phones and really most video games anything 24/7 on Tv or PC is a neagative drain on your brain

Abusing depressants and pain pills only make your more depressed not enough outside or exercise to counter balance too much phone time etc
And not a single punctuation Mark was used.

thanks for taking the Fox News break champ
 

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People pissed Because CNN constantly for 7 years told their base we got Trump now a zillion times and now they’re more pissed off than ever although once again not pissed at CNN etc but AT THE VICTIM BECAUSE YOU MORONS ON LEFT WKNT ADMIT YOU WERE WRONG AND YOURE ALWAYS WRONG. as wrong as broken clock if more not even right twice a day

and the rest of us pissed at the palpable ABUSE OF POWER OF ALL FED AGENCIES media Dems for calling this illegal bullcrap
Unhinged. Go outside dude. Or will your power chair not fit through the trailer door
 
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People now are mostly pissed that the 1-2 to maximum 10% far left is RUNNING ALL THINGS NOW and people have lost so much power and freedom
 

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We are pissed because all the Proven wrong COVID FRAUD ON LEFT BY FAUCI NOBODY ON LEFT EVER HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND JAILED WHICH WOULD BE JUSTICE

ALL THINGS CLINTON OBAMA ETC SHOULD BE JAILED BEFORE THE GUY YOU KEEP LYING ABOUT

Meanwhile you lie steal smear etc to jail and arrest lefts political opponents on fake crimes

Any dipshit applauding this IS NOT AN AMERICAN NOT A CONSTITUTIONALIST AND SHOULD BE DEPORTED TO THE COUNTRIES LIKE THIS THEY SUPPORT because that’s not America

IF YOU SUPPORT UNFAIR ILLEGAL ONE SIDED DOJ AND FEDS THEN YOU NEED TO LEAVE MAN UP AND PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH 3rd world communist dictatorships
 

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We are pissed because all the Proven wrong COVID FRAUD ON LEFT BY FAUCI NOBODY ON LEFT EVER HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND JAILED WHICH WOULD BE JUSTICE

ALL THINGS CLINTON OBAMA ETC SHOULD BE JAILED BEFORE THE GUY YOU KEEP LYING ABOUT
Can you imagine if they invented super caps lock?
 
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and that’s why leftist hate america crowd who doesn’t offer any solutions are biggest threats and scumbags going

You want no discussions about your horrible policies just tyranny and power over dissenters that is anti constitutional!!!!
 

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We’re mad because tyrants on left censoring FACTS AND TRUTH!!!!! STOP IT OR YOU WILL BE STOPPED

ALREADY HAPPENING

Try destroying Tiffany Smiley and all these great Repub women in Washington state, Michigan etc who are smart accomplished career women and moms and they are totally taking your dumbass do nothing for the people party
 

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I'm unhappy that people think they need to keep growing Lincoln. Too many people make me unhappy.
 

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AS usual Nebraska so called libs are out of touch and are behind the rest of the world and even other liberal states that are running to Red big time. anti communist if not conservative movement gaining strength theyve seen enough trash fake news liars from your side

Desantis is likely going to go from florida purple 51-49 to a double digit or near 9-11 % lead over the dipshits that’s what great leadership does!!!

you’re seeing bad leadership under Biden and what that’s doing it basically Bernie Sanders America ao why do so many Biden lovers support Bernie policy why not support bernie yet you didn’t you got fooled and won’t admit it
 

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We are pissed unhappy etc Because the leftist talking heads running 92% plus of country never stop talking about the bad from capitalism wealthy expansion charity helping other countries its constant attacking rich and calling capitalism greedy evil when it’s proven the opposite of capitalism is the real evil historically
 

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We need a leader who will shut up the 10% bots and left wing malcontents and lemming media and start bragging about america again daily 24/7
 

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We need a leader who will shut up the 10% bots and left wing malcontents and lemming media and start bragging about america again daily 24/7

Do you have any friends? I'd be willing to grab a beer with you sometime if it meant you'd call the hell down once in a while.
 
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We are pissed because all the Proven wrong COVID FRAUD ON LEFT BY FAUCI NOBODY ON LEFT EVER HELD ACCOUNTABLE AND JAILED WHICH WOULD BE JUSTICE

ALL THINGS CLINTON OBAMA ETC SHOULD BE JAILED BEFORE THE GUY YOU KEEP LYING ABOUT

Meanwhile you lie steal smear etc to jail and arrest lefts political opponents on fake crimes

Any dipshit applauding this IS NOT AN AMERICAN NOT A CONSTITUTIONALIST AND SHOULD BE DEPORTED TO THE COUNTRIES LIKE THIS THEY SUPPORT because that’s not America

IF YOU SUPPORT UNFAIR ILLEGAL ONE SIDED DOJ AND FEDS THEN YOU NEED TO LEAVE MAN UP AND PRACTICE WHAT YOU PREACH 3rd world communist dictatorships
Dealing with crazy ass-oles like this can make ANYONE unhappy.
 

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