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Old 08-16-2007, 06:03 PM   #1
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Default 94% of Americans Satisfied With Lives

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/har...ex.asp?PID=796

94% of Americans are satisfied with the lives they live.

So even though American media acts like the world is crumbling around us, 94% of us are happy (maybe due to prescription drugs, but that's another story).

So if you are American, go outisde, look around and be happy knowing that almost every single person around you is satisfied with their life. The world is not ending.

My public service message for the day.

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Old 08-16-2007, 06:10 PM   #2
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Default Re: 94% of Americans Satisfied With Lives

im guessing those 6% probably lived in New Orleans (LA).

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Old 08-16-2007, 06:30 PM   #3
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Default Re: 94% of Americans Satisfied With Lives

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those 6% probably lived in New Orleans (LA).

Actually it may be the opposite, They loved their homes so much that they stayed there even after they were told to evacuate and everyone else around was running for their lives!

Check out Europe's satisfaction with their lives. Other than DenMark it must straight up suck to live there. Some of those countries have 2, 3, 4 times or more less people satisfied compared to Americans. Wow!

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/har...ex.asp?PID=585
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: 94% of Americans Satisfied With Lives

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Actually it may be the opposite, They loved their homes so much that they stayed there even after they were told to evacuate and everyone else around was running for their lives!

Check out Europe's satisfaction with their lives. Other than DenMark it must straight up suck to live there. Some of those countries have 2, 3, 4 times or more less people satisfied compared to Americans. Wow!

http://www.harrisinteractive.com/har...ex.asp?PID=585

lol true. you have a point there, i was talking about post-katrina though.
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Old 08-16-2007, 06:39 PM   #5
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there is being SATISFIED and there is being HAPPY. I bet a far smaller percentage of Americans are actually happy
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Old 08-16-2007, 07:46 PM   #6
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Default Re: 94% of Americans Satisfied With Lives

Satisfied enough to feel that they're lucky compared to bad areas in Africa and the middle-east. Almost all American's have a place to sleep, have enough to eat, have clothes, a tv etc... it's not bad comparatively speaking, but just having life's necessities doesn't make one happy.

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Old 08-16-2007, 08:15 PM   #7
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they happy becuz they dumb and duno that there is beter outside.
all they know if their little own world.
they live in alabama and they be happy and satisfied as well. bredding with their own sisters.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:49 PM   #8
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So, 94% (nice made up number there!) of Americans settle for mediocrity?
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:52 PM   #9
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they happy becuz they dumb and duno that there is beter outside.
all they know if their little own world.
they live in alabama and they be happy and satisfied as well. bredding with their own sisters.

Go back to Taco Bell, Paco.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:20 AM   #10
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Default Re: 94% of Americans Satisfied With Lives

94% may be satisfied, but there is no way in hell 94% are happy. If that many people were happy with their lives, you wouldn't be seeing crime going through the roof, especially crimes like murder and rape.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:18 AM   #11
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Default Re: 94% of Americans Satisfied With Lives

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94% may be satisfied, but there is no way in hell 94% are happy. If that many people were happy with their lives, you wouldn't be seeing crime going through the roof, especially crimes like murder and rape.

Americans say their lives have improved over the last five years 10% more than Europe on average. OVER 20% of Americans say they expect their lives to improve in the next 5 years compared to Europe. Only Denmark beats the US in being happy with their lives. Oh boy, do they need to really start passing out the Prozac in the EU.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:28 AM   #12
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Default Re: 94% of Americans Satisfied With Lives

I live in England during school time, and almost everybody there hated Tony Blair, and now since there's no election people aren't exactly cheering for Gordon Brown either, especially since he's scottish (even though he doesn't sound like it) I can definitely understand why UK people aren't too optimistic about their future
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I live in England during school time, and almost everybody there hated Tony Blair, and now since there's no election people aren't exactly cheering for Gordon Brown either, especially since he's scottish (even though he doesn't sound like it) I can definitely understand why UK people aren't too optimistic about their future

Well with W heading out you can see why people are optimistic about their future here.
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:38 AM   #14
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Well with W heading out you can see why people are optimistic about their future here.
why do u need to type in big fonts everytime?
old man far-sightedness hit ya?
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Old 08-17-2007, 01:53 AM   #15
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Default Re: 94% of Americans Satisfied With Lives

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why do u need to type in big fonts everytime?
old man far-sightedness hit ya?

It's gonna hit you some day too.

How come your grasp of the English language fluctuates from post to post?
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