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    Silly slogans by the right...

    As the US is one of the more rightest of the advanced western countries, funny how it lands #14 among the happiest...maybe being one wave short of a shipwreck is a good thing...
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    So is this equivalent to theists being right because they say they are happier?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    A Formula for Happiness

    Beneath these averages are some demographic differences. For many years, researchers found that women were happier than men, although recent studies contend that the gap has narrowed or may even have been reversed. Political junkies might be interested to learn that conservative women are particularly blissful: about 40 percent say they are very happy. That makes them slightly happier than conservative men and significantly happier than liberal women. The unhappiest of all are liberal men; only about a fifth consider themselves very happy.
    It's probably the soy.

    Over 50% Of Liberal, White Women Under 30 Have A Mental Health Issue. Are We Worried Yet?

    A 2020 Pew Research study reveals that over half of white, liberal women have been diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point. Does this mean there's a correlation between progressive ideas and mental health?

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    The reason that the left is so much more afflicted by the loss of mental health, is simply that they have so much more to lose.

    People with lower emotional intelligence are more likely to hold right-wing views, study finds
    The researchers found that individuals with weaker emotional abilities — particularly emotional understanding and management — tended to score higher on a measure of right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation.
    In fairness this study was done in Belgium, which, as every good right wing extremist knows, doesn't even exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elixir View Post
    The reason that the left is so much more afflicted by the loss of mental health, is simply that they have so much more to lose.
    I would say *appears* to be more afflicted. The more you lean right, the less you are likely to admit fears and problems, while the more you lean left, the more likely it is that you will talk about your mental illness.

    And I think talking about your mental illness or problems in general is not only good for you in getting help and finding peace of mind, but it's also good for everyone around you to hear as they will feel more at ease in talking about their own problems.

    If you can't admit wrong or weakness or problems, they'll just fester. Suppression never means deletion. It'll always find a way out. Example, people who claim some kind of sexual purity and narrow, condemnatory, judgmental morality around sex often end up in headlines exposing their hypocrisy and sometimes outright sex crimes.
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    The Authoritarians

    Donald Trump was the fat line of coke conservatives snorted, thinking it would boost their energy and weight loss. Now they're waking up in a cheap motel room, picking at their scabs and denying that they have a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    A Formula for Happiness

    Beneath these averages are some demographic differences. For many years, researchers found that women were happier than men, although recent studies contend that the gap has narrowed or may even have been reversed. Political junkies might be interested to learn that conservative women are particularly blissful: about 40 percent say they are very happy. That makes them slightly happier than conservative men and significantly happier than liberal women. The unhappiest of all are liberal men; only about a fifth consider themselves very happy.
    It's probably the soy.

    Over 50% Of Liberal, White Women Under 30 Have A Mental Health Issue. Are We Worried Yet?

    A 2020 Pew Research study reveals that over half of white, liberal women have been diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point. Does this mean there's a correlation between progressive ideas and mental health?


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    The fact that you think mental illness is a shameful character flaw is itself indicative of the major reason why rightwing nutjobs are much less likely to report struggling with depression or anxiety, let alone receiving treatment for it and thus receiving a formal diagnosis. Mental health care is entirely voluntary in this country, and subject to considerable negative social stigma from the uneducated.
    "Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the tree of knowledge."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trausti View Post
    A Formula for Happiness

    Beneath these averages are some demographic differences. For many years, researchers found that women were happier than men, although recent studies contend that the gap has narrowed or may even have been reversed. Political junkies might be interested to learn that conservative women are particularly blissful: about 40 percent say they are very happy. That makes them slightly happier than conservative men and significantly happier than liberal women. The unhappiest of all are liberal men; only about a fifth consider themselves very happy.
    It's probably the soy.

    Over 50% Of Liberal, White Women Under 30 Have A Mental Health Issue. Are We Worried Yet?

    A 2020 Pew Research study reveals that over half of white, liberal women have been diagnosed with a mental health condition at some point. Does this mean there's a correlation between progressive ideas and mental health?


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    Is it a mental illness to seriously post this bullshit?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elixir View Post
    The reason that the left is so much more afflicted by the loss of mental health, is simply that they have so much more to lose.

    People with lower emotional intelligence are more likely to hold right-wing views, study finds
    The researchers found that individuals with weaker emotional abilities — particularly emotional understanding and management — tended to score higher on a measure of right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation.
    In fairness this study was done in Belgium, which, as every good right wing extremist knows, doesn't even exist.
    The missing piece in the American education system: communication, impulse control, teamwork, thoughtful decision making: emotional intelligence. And doing so with children that look like the United States, not children that look like Boise, ID. Children who are raised in a community that shields and isolates them from those who are different will likely grow to be emotionally stunted adults who do not understand the world outside their womb-like community. They live in emotionally stunted, blissfully ignorant communities all across the US. We cannot save their parents but perhaps we can save the children.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KeepTalking View Post
    Those Trump rallies had lots of blissful people.

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    Correlation versus Causation. Conservatives love pointing out correlations and using them to not only exert structures, removing rights, freedoms, and choice, but also to take charge and increase power over others. Conservatives want to bring us back in time to this.

    Here's the graph:


    What do you actually see here? Because there isn't a single group of crazy lesbian, liberal millenials with pussy hats screaming as the conservatives want you to believe. There are several trends, involving correlations and they all play a role in making one group have a higher number in the chart.

    1. The first trend to notice is by age. Note that the chart in one sense is THE OPPOSITE of what you expect since every young person with a high percent should also be positive when they are older so the older people's numbers should all be higher than the younger ones. SO...What is going on here that older people are more inclined to say they've never had a diagnosis of a mental health condition? Is it that doctor's tend not to ask since the patient is so old that getting them in therapy or to change their ways or compared to other health issues, it's not much of a thing? Or do older people operate from a different perspective about defining their mental health and so respond differently to survey questions? Has society's willingness to accept mental health conditions, diagnose them, ask about them changed? or been changing over time to create this trend?
    2. There seems to be a small difference in liberal versus conservative numbers grouped by age so that persons of the same age group have slightly higher numbers than conservatives. Is this because of science and medical awareness and more likely admission of mental health issues? Probably.
    3. Finally, there is a difference by sex. And of course there are some biological differences such as women going through post-partum depression. It's also well-known that women are more emotionally intelligent than men and so their rates of answering honestly can be expected to be higher for both self-realization and for getting what they need. Check this out: Why 40% of men won't talk about their own mental health

    So basically older people tend not to be involved in the cultural trend of mental health awareness. Same is true with conservatives and men. If you look at actual statistics such as from the link above,
    • 77% of men polled have suffered with anxiety/stress/depression
    • The biggest pressures in men’s life are work (32%), finance (31%) and health (23%)
    • The majority of men claim their mental health is having a negative impact on their work performance, parenting ability and relationships in particular
    • 40% of men polled said it would take thoughts of suicide or self-harm to compel them to seek professional help


    There are clearly some things going on here in regard to groups and how they perceive mental health and conservatives will definitely try to use these correlations to their own in-group benefit.

    Women's enlightenment and women's freedom leads to women's power which lessens conservative power over women...must go back in time to this:

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