Why are conservatives happier than liberals? Researcher John Jost (seems like a happy guy) and Jaime Napier know the answer:
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."
The secret to conservative's happiness, it turns out, is all in their conservativeness!
If your beliefs don't justify gaps in status, you could be left frustrated and disheartened, according to the researchers, Jaime Napier and John Jost of New York University. They conducted both a U.S.-centric survey and a more internationally focused one to arrive at the findings.
"Our research suggests that inequality takes a greater psychological toll on liberals than on conservatives," the researchers write in the June issue of the journal Psychological Science, "apparently because liberals lack ideological rationalizations that would help them frame inequality in a positive (or at least neutral) light."
Link - via The Evangelical Outpost
My POV is, If you're always blaming someone for everybody elses mistakes or choices, you're going to be miserable! It's when you start taking your own life into your own hands & start worrying about what you do instead of what everyone else is doing, is when you might start being happy.
An accurate sense of reality does make for good mental health, wot?
I am talking about non-Muslims treatment in Islamic dominated countries. Something you obviously don't care about or even know about it seems, and all you can do in response is try to attack me personally. Lame.
Along with your fellow 'liberal' who criticises my spelling, instead of discussing the issue I brought up.
Lame as well.