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    Conservatives Happier Than Liberals

    Individuals with conservative ideologies are happier than liberal-leaners, and new research pinpoints the reason: Conservatives rationalize social and economic inequalities.

    Regardless of marital status, income or church attendance, right-wing individuals reported greater life satisfaction and well-being than left-wingers, the new study found. Conservatives also scored highest on measures of rationalization, which gauge a person's tendency to justify, or explain away, inequalities.

    The rationalization measure included statements such as: "It is not really that big a problem if some people have more of a chance in life than others," and "This country would be better off if we worried less about how equal people are."

    To justify economic inequalities, a person could support the idea of meritocracy, in which people supposedly move up their economic status in society based on hard work and good performance. In that way, one's social class attainment, whether upper, middle or lower, would be perceived as totally fair and justified.

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    lol

    In my experience i saw that extreme lefties are always without any humour.

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    Liberals become depressed and angry when ideology fails to match up with reality
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    "Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." --Ben Franklin

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    I don't believe these studies should be taken seriously. Many right wing people who come on these forums for example are here because they are unhappy/dissatisfied with their society.


    Die Sonne scheint noch.

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    This does make sense, generally speaking. To conservatives, there is a logical, rational reason for almost everything. One's position in society is the result of one's own doing. Responsibility is placed on the individual and there is an understanding that one can accomplish what one strives for. Thus, conservatives are likely to aim to solve problems through their own efforts, time and money. In doing so, they receive a sense of self-fulfillment, optimism, or success.

    Liberals typically consist of those lower on the socio-economic scale, or by the conservative view, they are those who have failed to help themselves. These people are more than often discontent with the present order of things. To liberals, inequalities are injustices to blame on the government who are guilty of oppressing certain groups. They shift responsibility from themselves to those in a higher position because if the inequalities are not their fault, they also are not within their control. Therefore, it is not them who must solve problems, but the government, and so they sit doing nothing, waiting, being unemployed, stinging off welfare, maintaining their low-status position in life, and constantly making complaints.

    In other words, liberals will be unhappy as long as personal responsibility exists. The study states the obvious.

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    The American-centric definitions of these terms are annoying, ironically American conservatives are very liberal. Anyway, this article sheds some more light on why the left seems to get more done, happiness is an obstacle in politics, if you're unsatisfied with the conditions you live under you're more likely to ameliorate them.

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