Liberal, Conseravative or Moderate and are you happy
I read a interesting article today comparing liberals to conservatives as far as happiness in life is concerned. The article Why Conservatives Are Happier Than Liberals appeared in the NY Times. Can't really say if I agree with all of it but I see myself in parts of it. I guess I would be considered a right leaning moderate and tend to disagree with extreme leftists as well as extreme right wingers on a lot of issues.
Now I am pretty (*)(*)(*)(*) happy with my life and hold the conservative view that yes you can pull yourself up with a bit of effort. I did it myself, and while I am far from being a millionaire my wife and I are very comfortable. My daughter managed to hit rock bottom while in college and spent 3 years in prison for smuggling. After her release my wife and I helped her with a place to live afterwards and a cheap used car but that was all we gave her, the rest she earned all on her own. She managed to finish school pretty much on her own by working nights as a waitress and now has a successful career and a good husband so yes it can still be done in these times. On issues like gay rights and civil unions for gays and finding a path for illegal immigrants in the country I am liberal in the sense that I realize mass deportation is not a viable solution. Quite frankly on most social issues I tend to agree with the left, so I would say I don't really fit into a box or category.
back to topic what I would like to see is where most posters here fall on the political scale and happiness scale. Give us a little insight into your life and why you feel the way you do. What I don't want to see is posters attacking other posters for their views. I realize that is a lot to ask but call me a optimist.
Last edited by jackdog; Jul 08 2012 at 05:56 PM.
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