Monday, November 20, 2006

The Japanese kids hate it, the Indian kids love it

"It," in case you're wondering, is life.

I read this story and I thought to myself: "What!? Does this mean filling your life with empty, ephemeral physical pleasures is not the way to find true happiness? Does it mean that one's goal in life should be more than just having as much fun as possible and acquiring as many cool toys as possible? Who would have thunk it?" Check out the words I've bolded at the end of the excerpt.
Young people in developed countries unhappy, survey says

By Kate Holton

LONDON (Reuters) - Young people in developing nations are at least twice as likely to feel happy about their lives than their richer counterparts, a survey says.

Indians are the happiest overall and Japanese the most miserable...

...In developing countries a majority in the same age group expected their lives to be more enjoyable in the future, led by China with 84 percent.

"The happier young people of the developing world are also the most religious," the survey said. (Emphasis added)
Hmmmm. Full article.

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