So, the happiest nation on earth is…..

Finland, for the second straight year. Why? Well, several reasons are given here

It’s not hard to understand why Finland is doing so well. The northern European country has a strong social safety net, including a progressive, successful approach to ending homelessness. It also has a high-quality education system, and its commitment to closing the gender gap is paying off. With a population of just over 5.5 million people, it’s the only country in the developed world where fathers spend more time with school-aged children than mothers.

Finnish society has been built in such a way that people are supported but still feel like they have control over their lives, said Anu Partanen, the author of The Nordic Theory of Everything, who recently moved back to her native Finland after a decade in New York.

“Most people would like a life where they can get health care if they get sick, where their children get a good education, where they can work and hopefully feel fulfilled in that work, while still being able to spend time with loved ones,” Partanen told HuffPost. “It’s not that Finns are necessarily looking to become immensely rich. I think Finland just does a pretty good job of helping people achieve this lovely, ordinary life.”

Hmmm, perhaps, but this piece sounds more like a bash Trump, bash America, Capitalism sucks, blah, blah. I wonder if the REAL reason Finland is so happy is a factor to happiness that Mike McDaniel pointed out recently

I first posted this article in March of 2017.  Since then, I’ve come to understand that I am white, male, a white supremacist, privileged, a racist who because of his white supremacy and privilege cannot admit his racism, steeped in toxic masculinity, and just icky in general.  Being male and icky, I am also sexist,  Therefore, I have decided to celebrate my general male ickiness, and have updated this article for your weekend enjoyment, fellow icky males.  Perhaps this will help expiate my myriad sins, and perhaps, simply by reading, yours.  On to the horror…

Have I ever mentioned, gentle readers, that I have a deep and serious interest in science?I’ve no doubt that right this moment, as you read these words, scientists around the world, perhaps in the United Kingdom, are laboring ceaselessly to improve Man’s lot on this fallen world. A case in point, being this article fromThe New York Post:

It is the secret we are all trying to unlock – how to live long and happy lives.

Science has found the key success, well, for men anyway.

Stare At Boobs

It may seem like an inconvenience, or an invasion of privacy, to many women but staring at boobs creates a positive mindset in men.

The same effect occurs when they look at cute animals.

A 2012 study, published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, looked at the effects positive thinking had on men’s health.

After a year, positive thinking had a powerful effect on health choices.

More than half of the patients with coronary artery disease increased their physical activity versus 37 percent in the control group, who were not asked to write down positive thoughts in the morning.

The same happened in men with high blood pressure.

More than 40 percent of those with high blood pressure followed their medication plan compared to 36 percent in the non-positive thinking group.

Remember this is SCIENCE, so, if you disagree then you are an anti-science flat-earther who hates breasts, and men, and science! So, here is to Finland, and its women

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