Friday, March 19, 2021

IPSOS - The state of happiness in a COVID world

 Global Happiness 2020 survey shows happiness has receded in many, but not all countries since last year.


China is said to be an authoritarian state, an oppressive regime. 

In my opinion, the Western liberals are just as supremacist as the Right when they say the Chinese should get rid of their government and adopt the Western system when the Chinese are happy with things as they are. 

Retired Ambassador Chas Freeman says that the Western establishment won't give up hostilities towards China until the Chinese stop being Chinese. 



%
 very happy + rather happy
Change
 in % very happy + rather happy since 6/2019
% very happy + rather happy
Change in % very happy + rather happy since 6/2019
Global Average
63%
−1%
China
93%
11%
Netherlands
87%
Saudi Arabia
80%
2%
France
78%
−2%
Canada
78%
−8%
Australia
77%
−9%
Great Britain
76%
−6%
Sweden
74%
−1%
Germany
73%
−5%
Belgium
71%
−2%
United States
70%
−9%
Poland
68%
−3%
India
66%
−11%
Brazil
63%
2%
Malaysia
62%
10%
Italy
62%
5%
Turkey
59%
6%
Russia
58%
11%
Japan
55%
3%
South Korea
54%
0%
South Africa
52%
−7%
Mexico
46%
−13%
Hungary
45%
−5%
Argentina
43%
9%
Spain
38%
−8%
Chile
35%
−15%
Peru
32%
−26%


Among 29 potential sources of happiness, people across the world are most likely to say they derive “the greatest happiness” from:

  • My health/physical well-being (cited by 55%)
  • My relationship with my partner/spouse (49%)
  • My children (49%)
  • Feeling my life has meaning (48%)
  • My living conditions (45%)
  • My personal safety and security (45%)
  • Feeling in control of my life (43%)
  • Having a meaningful job/employment (43%)
  • Satisfaction with the direction their life is going (40%)
  • Having more money (40%)


23 comments:

lastgreek said...

Saw in the Greek news this morning that 30 healthcare workers in one hospital tested positive for the virus. Okay, not good. But what makes it even worse is that 11 of the 30 had already been vaccinated with the two doses of the mRNA vaccine.

lastgreek said...

And let me just add,

My parents last week both received their first dose of the Pfizer vaccine (next dose in 3 months). I asked the 20-something nurse administering the vaccine if she and the rest of the medical staff there if they had already been vaccinated. You see, I am the curious sort :) Anyways, she said they had, but, and this is what I found very disconcerting, she also said that she had already caught the virus last summer but that she still suffers from the virus's effects: fatigue and shortness of breath. Twentysomething nurse!

And the bloody varients. What an ass that Senator Rand Paul.

lastgreek said...

"variants"

Peter Pan said...

Happiness in Canada = summertime !!!

Peter Pan said...

variants = $$$

Andrew Anderson said...

What an ass that Senator Rand Paul.

Link or details, please?

Peter Pan said...

All the best parts of the story about Rand Paul’s neighbor kicking Rand Paul’s ass

Andrew Anderson said...

Thanks, Peter.

Funny that a so-called libertarian would not respect his neighbor's property.

Matt Franko said...

3 months sounds long for next Pfizer...

Matt Franko said...

You know it’s funny to watch those two dialoguing like that (Fauci and rand Paul) because neither of them have a science degree... Dialogue like that is really what they have been trained to do

lastgreek said...

Matt, you say the funniest things sometimes.

Fauci not only finished first in his class at Cornell Medical School (Have you heard of it, Matt?) but also has a long career as a brilliant scientist (Matt, "scientist"). Rand Paul is a medical doctor, too. Though a medical doctor (opthalmologist), Rand Paul also happens to be a bootlicking jerk (to Trump's great satisfaction who no doubt loathes bootlickers like Paul even when said bootlicker is licking Trump's boots.)

I know someone who skipped the usual 3-yr science (pre-med) degree program and went straight to McGill University Med School. Of course, because he, too, was brilliant.

Matt Franko said...

“ I know someone who skipped the usual 3-yr science (pre-med) degree program and went straight to McGill University Med School. ”

SCARY!!!!

I know a bunch of dumb people too who have PhDs in Economics from Harvard etc and go all around the place all the time saying “we’re out of money!”...

It’s not the school it’s the methodology they are trained in that is important...

Fauci alway speaking in paradox.... not permissible in Science methodology.. is permissible in the Socratic methodology which he is trained in..

Matt Franko said...

Here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socratic_method

“ The Socratic method (also known as method of Elenchus, elenctic method, or Socratic debate) is a form of cooperative argumentative dialogue between individuals, based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to draw out ideas and underlying presuppositions. ”

That is what they are doing... NEITHER is doing Science....

Matt Franko said...

Here Fauicis degree:

https://classicalstudies.org/education/careers-for-classicists/an-undergraduate-degree-in-the-classics

Should be BANNED...

Matt Franko said...

Hers the exchange:

https://youtu.be/ff-PJp1f5v4

This is a Socratic dialog ... not science...

If it were science there would be no disagreement... both people would simply make adjustment (katharsis)...

lastgreek said...

Matt, Fauci read out the latest scientific papers/studies to Rand. Rand just refused to listen, instead catering to his crazies (voters).

Peter Pan said...

When Fauci (infiltered) was on Jimmy Dore, he delivered some straight talk.

Peter Pan said...

But what makes it even worse is that 11 of the 30 had already been vaccinated with the two doses of the mRNA vaccine.

This is wonderful. Now we can wear masks and remain in lockdown for the rest of our lives.

lastgreek said...

“3 months sounds long for next Pfizer..“

That’s the protocol here.

I figure that when my turn finally comes , they will only have vitamin d tablets for me :(

Matt Franko said...

Rand read studies to Fauci too...

That is how the dialogic /Socratic method works... you go back and forth... eventually cut the baby in half... doesn’t work...

Peter Pan said...

Lockdowns don't work.
Where's the 'back and forth' over that issue?
Socrates is dead.
Elites prefer the Autocratic method; their minions prefer cold hard cash up front.

Matt Franko said...

It wasn’t really a lockdown... there were many exceptions... Socrates is alive and well in policy politics...

Peter Pan said...

Check out the great state of New Mexico... gold standard lockdown.