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Re: Swiss are the happiest people in the world

Of course there is happiness in the world in theese days, and there always was. And happy people, and happy lifes.
What i want to say is that, seeing the quality of life that is coming for the next generations, or the very next, no matter when, my only feeling when i watch people today, trying to prove that are rich, happy, lucky, make a funny crazy life, the only feeling that can someone feel is loughing and nothing more...
We are given a life of 70-80 years (and of course we are lucky haning even that) in wich we try to put a crazy number of things, that simply dont fit. Studies, relationships, sports, work, family, entertainment, travels, social life, computer, more studies, art, etc, etc, etc
The whole life programming for current people, is simply rediculus.
If you put next to this, all the other problems, (to find a job, to lose a job, to loose money, to move to another country with no friends, to live a poor life with no money, emotional breakouts, devorses, children problems, legal problems, health problems, hunger in poor countries, violence, racism, overwight problems, enviroment polution, injustice, corruption, hate, quarrels, drugs, demoralization, and many many many other like theese,
it is a little difficult to find many happy people, in all over the world that would worth to carry the title of a happy man.
And even if he was, it is a little ironic to say that someone is happy when most people arround him are unhappy.
The bigest advantage of future people, will be the opportunity to care for the man next to them, to share hapiness and problems, and share feelings.
The will have solved their materila, energy, and many of sience and technological problems and they will be able to work for a real good society where unhappy people will be extremely difficult to be found.
To talk about happiness in year 2015 with SSSSSSSSSSSOOOOOOOOOO MMMMMAAAAAANNNNNNYYYYYYYYYYY problems of humanity, is a little ironic...
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Old 01.05.2015, 19:51
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Re: Swiss are the happiest people in the world

Well, just to balance things up a bit:

I have perfect health, a few million in the bank, a huge house in a desirable area, my own helicopter. Even though I'm only 45 I don't need to work, but I have an exciting and fulfilling job. I'm good-looking, I have more beautiful women than Soft Mick, I have lots of friends, I'm active and fit, and I've even got a Nespresso machine. And yet there's one thing that stops me from being truly happy. It's the thought that someone, somewhere, is happier than I am. It's driving me mad!
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Well, just to balance things up a bit:

I have perfect health, a few million in the bank, a huge house in a desirable area, my own helicopter. Even though I'm only 45 I don't need to work, but I have an exciting and fulfilling job. I'm good-looking, I have more beautiful women than Soft Mick, I have lots of friends, I'm active and fit, and I've even got a Nespresso machine. And yet there's one thing that stops me from being truly happy. It's the thought that someone, somewhere, is happier than I am. It's driving me mad!
The way you just putted the all them, shows the root of the problem. You told 20 things that are good for YOUR HAPPINESS AND ONLY...
And you say that the problem remains because someone is happier than you.
Reality is exactly the opposite from that. You have to be unhappy when even one human or a being in general, next to you is unhappy. This has to be YOUR PROBLEM as well. His unhappiness has to be your unhappiness.
That is what next generations will have. That is the main porpose of humanity. To reach a situation where everyone will feel the other next to him and share their feelings and care each other.
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Well, just to balance things up a bit:

I have perfect health, a few million in the bank, a huge house in a desirable area, my own helicopter. Even though I'm only 45 I don't need to work, but I have an exciting and fulfilling job. I'm good-looking, I have more beautiful women than Soft Mick, I have lots of friends, I'm active and fit, and I've even got a Nespresso machine. And yet there's one thing that stops me from being truly happy. It's the thought that someone, somewhere, is happier than I am. It's driving me mad!
"Tell you what. You show me a pay stub with $72,000 on it, I'm quitting my job right now and coming to work with you."
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Old 01.05.2015, 20:05
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"Tell you what. You show me a pay stub with $72,000 on it, I'm quitting my job right now and coming to work with you."
Sorry - I don't usually hang on to paperwork for small amounts.
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Well, just to balance things up a bit:

I have perfect health, a few million in the bank, a huge house in a desirable area, my own helicopter. Even though I'm only 45 I don't need to work, but I have an exciting and fulfilling job. I'm good-looking, I have more beautiful women than Soft Mick, I have lots of friends, I'm active and fit, and I've even got a Nespresso machine. And yet there's one thing that stops me from being truly happy. It's the thought that someone, somewhere, is happier than I am. It's driving me mad!
This thing that you have is called LONELY HAPPINESS. And many there are many people in this situation that are extremely unhappy, take a look at the last suicides in hollywood and gossip cycle and you will see.
Lonely happiness is not a happiness. Is a warm nest to pass your last 35 years of an extremely unperfect life, without problems and without helping any other people in the world.
Real meaning of life for humans is to build a world that reaches a level of miracle. And this will happen only in the future, when nessecities for work, energy, money, and other things will not exist, and every human will have time to offer things to the others, to philosophize a lot, to travel a lot, to study a lot, to meet many people.
Almost everyone in this thread told that even in Swis, people are very colsed to themselfs and doesnt lough a lot. In the most happy country in the world. Many threads here, talk about extremely depressed people that cant stand the new life there.
IS ALL THAT A POINTER OF A REALY HAPPY LIFE;
OR JUST A SPOOF;
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Re: Swiss are the happiest people in the world

You need to stop that, Jern, do not crack me up again.

Feel free to keep your stuff, but could I borrow your Nespresso machine? Pleeeeez!!!
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Old 02.05.2015, 09:45
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Re: Swiss are the happiest people in the world

I like what has just been mentioned here..Happiness of one person is a relative feeling when others, right next to them, might be suffering. What's the point.

I have a feeling this individualistic, personal quest Westerners do everything possible/impossible for, is a 1st world thing. Elsewhere, people either are happy (get the meaning of life, see the sense) or have no energy/means to ask so much for just themselves..not sure. Colective is sometimes sensible..self oriented investments are not sometimes enough.

I think what makes me the happiest is actually making somebody else happy.

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Old 05.05.2015, 10:02
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strange...i notice probably double the amount of Swiss flags in CH as I do American flags in the US.
That's because Swiss flags can be flown 24/7, and US only 12/7.

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That's because Swiss flags can be flown 24/7, and US only 12/7.

Tom
yeah, but not many people really follow that 'rule', except for gov't buildings and such...

A quick glance out my kitchen window and I can see 5 CH flags, and the spot where a big + is made each 1. August on the side of (Mount) Rigi.

Whatever makes the Swiss happy!...(to get back on topic, lest my post be deleted again by the mods...)
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A quick glance out my kitchen window and I can see 5 CH flags, and the spot where a big + is made each 1. August on the side of (Mount) Rigi.
From the window of my Swiss kitchen, I can see about 50 buildings, all either apartment buildings or private homes. Two fly a Swiss flag; one of them is the school house.

From my American home, I cannot see a single building because they are way too far away, behind woods, hills, hedges etc.. If I were walking around, I'd see about 50% flying a flag and about 20% boasting a 2 - 3 ft. high university logo in the front yard or a car license plate with said logo.
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Re: Swiss are the happiest people in the world

The survey must have been taken during Karnival, the only time of year they have a few beers and relax!
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Well, they sure don't look happy....

I wonder who is truly happier; a sour faced Swiss who says he is happy or a smiling Spaniard who says life's a bitch...
Hahaha nice! I totally agree!

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The survey must have been taken during Karnival, the only time of year they have a few beers and relax!
Lol. I wish there was a like button on this.

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Old 06.05.2015, 14:54
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Lol. I wish there was a like button on this.

There is a Thanks button, but it doesn't appear until you have posted 10 (?) posts.
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Re: Swiss are the happiest people in the world

Another way, the question could be made is:

"Which is the country where the possibilities for a citizen to become very unhappy are the lowest;

I live in Greece. Someone could be extremely happy in my country. Not in every place of Greece, but especially in small villages with warm people, and a nice balance between work, family, nature, etc
In big cities of Greece, life can become extremely misery. That is difficult to happen in Zurich. In Athens and Thessaloniki, there are plenty of people who live miserable lives, because they choosed to live in theese cities before years, because of the highest salaries and better career chances. All that is gone now and people left whith debts, bills, taxes, low income and a lot of misery in a noisy city, not well builded in many places.
All theese doesnt happen in Zurich, where the problems are "I have not many friends, I have not a job (even if money from husband's work is enough) i dont know what to do in the morning's, evening's, night's, etc

Every place on earth has different rules. Big places like countries, can not be shown as one thing. You can be unhappy in Athens, and extremely happy in a small village in a Greek island, or in a mountain. Or the opposite.
The same rule is for every country.
The only thing that changes is the possibility of unhappiness, and because of on of the biggest reason of unhappiness is MONEY, that is the reason why Swiss is first to this pool.

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From the window of my Swiss kitchen, I can see about 50 buildings, all either apartment buildings or private homes. Two fly a Swiss flag; one of them is the school house.

From my American home, I cannot see a single building because they are way too far away, behind woods, hills, hedges etc.. If I were walking around, I'd see about 50% flying a flag and about 20% boasting a 2 - 3 ft. high university logo in the front yard or a car license plate with said logo.
Well, that logo costs so much cash, it needs to show, n'est pas..

Today is a beautiful day, I kinda get the happiness - I think slower life means more happiness. Having time. Protect it. Cash will serve well to protect one's time.
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