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The four states ranked lowest or the 'unhappiest' are:  Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Tennessee.  All are Red States and some are to the extreme right politically, like Tennessee.  Are their politics a result of unhappiness or is their unhappiness a result of the politics those states have?

 

Red States have lower average wages, effecting average living conditions.


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There will always be the winners and losers, as long as we have win/lose policies, instead of win/win... we help each other, instead of just using and ignoring each other. 

Unfortunately we have an administration that promotes lose/lose scenarios...anyone tired of winning yet?

 

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I don't see the ranking as a problem.

 

My point, the "problem" I indicated, is the "lack of economic opportunity" that I mentioned.

 


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Solution? There will never be one as there will always be a number one and a number fifty...its the way it works.

 

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" I wonder if there will ever be a solution to this problem."

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Solution? There will never be one as there will always be a number one and a number fifty...its the way it works.
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So an annual Gallop poll has come out about the "state" of each State's happiness. Hawaii is #1 for 7 years in a row (even though cost of living there is high and wages are not good). West Virginia is #50 (worst) for 10th year in a row.

See https://www.yahoo.com/finance/news/happiest-us-states-205257429.html

 

I found the "happiness" map of the US to be very interesting. I would say it shows the "rust belt" and the Southern central states as the most unhappy. In my own mind I can dream up some explanation for this...loss of jobs, lack of economic opportunity, the "usual" issues relating to jobs and money and all. I wonder if there will ever be a solution to this problem.

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