Self-reliant people more satisfied in life

Shocker.

https://www.livescience.com/63094-conservative-meaning-of-life.html

Meaning is personal to each of us. However, a new study published June 15 in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science suggests that some people might be better at finding that meaning than others — and the difference may come down to politics.

According to the study, which compiled survey results from more than 50,000 participants in 16 countries, people who identified as political conservatives were more likely to find meaning and satisfaction in their lives than liberals were.

Political conservatives tend to be happier than liberals, a finding that has been labeled the ‘happiness gap’ in media reporting,” a team of psychologists from the University of Southern California (USC) wrote in the new paper. “One conservative commentator even described it as ‘niftily self-reinforcing; it depresses liberals.'”

 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.

Liberals hate themselves

Unhappy, same thing.

https://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/liberals-likely-unhappy-people-yoga-edition/

Scholars on both the left and right have studied this question extensively, and have reached a consensus that it is conservatives who possess the happiness edge. Many data sets show this. For example, the Pew Research Center in 2006 reported that conservative Republicans were 68 percent more likely than liberal Democrats to say they were “very happy” about their lives. This pattern has persisted for decades. The question isn’t whether this is true, but why.

Trying to tear down the happy just makes you more miserable.

The guilt rots them from the inside, it’s great to watch, you can trace it on their features. First smug, then concerned, then doubtful, disillusioned, hopeless, angry, depressed, sullen.

So capitalists are smarter, happier, donate to charity more and are better-looking?

Shit, I’d want equality too!

Socialists, the small-time dishonest

Oh, you might try to pretend this video doesn’t apply to you.

Like you’re too good to need a boost.

It applies to everyone, don’t lie.

Oh, but you might say, this has nothing to do with the half-way slide from socialism to Communism, which killed hundreds of millions of people.

Well, aside from missing the point, they have studied it.

http://reason.com/blog/2014/07/22/socialists-are-cheaters-says-new-study

An ideology pushed by rationalizing thieves, which produces more of the same.

Until, eventually, the bandwagon effect means the whole system collapses.

All producers become parasites.

Communism and socialism are great ways of burning up resources.

Problem is, you can’t stop it. Don’t blame the hedonic treadmill, it’s rentseeking group competition. It’s a thieve’s arms race. One group gets X, your group needs, nay, DEMANDS, X+1. Because the resources are still finite so you not only have no choice (WORKERS’ FREEDUMB!) but to participate but you must also be aggressive (immoral).

Communism kills jobs via the security of the labour itself (no trade unions if there’s no boss to depend on) and the fruit (income, savings).

Why so many champagne socialists?

Well, they believe the workers are too dumb to take advantage or they could outcompete. An argument to IQ.

This would be correct if numbers were not worth more in such a system.

You have one man stealing 1 million from the workers.

You have a thousand men stealing a thousand. Which represents the greater problem in society?

Sure, both. But one caused another, didn’t it? Eventually it’s dog eat dog, every man for himself and his family. This sounds like capitalism but too corrupt to have true signals. There is no full rebound. I wonder how that feels…

What about the quality of people involved in this?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5520657/Troubled-kids-likely-favour-radical-socialist-policies-adults.html

Mentally maladapted for the world, they cannot honestly compete.
So far, so r-select.

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/05/least_surprising_academic_study_of_2017_physically_weak_men_tend_to_be_socialists.html

Yep.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/tories-attractive-socialists-conservatives-labour-study-wealthy-good-looking-a8186836.html

TOLD YA SO.

‘Mortality salience’ and political partisanship

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fear-death-and-politics/

It’s slowly trickling out to the public.

And the Terror Management Theory it’s based on, paper:

http://people.ku.edu/~mjlandau/docs/Burke_tmt_politics_PP_in_press.pdf

Conservative shift is highly significant.

Link: Amygdala and political threat, liberty, morality

https://www.sott.net/article/339931-A-scientific-explanation-for-why-people-cling-to-their-political-beliefs

snort lol laugh haha hmph derision yeah duh really uhuh mhmm princess bride

related

https://www.sott.net/article/339728-Political-cognitive-dissonance-and-the-psychology-of-soft-slavery

Soft slavery on the other hand, is covert. It is neither apparent, nor self-evident. Everything is hidden behind comfort, apathy, security, convenience, indifference, and the illusion of freedom.
The house slave of today is the typical state citizen just going through the motions, unaware of the extent of their own slavery.”

right

https://www.sott.net/article/339699-Why-freedom-without-virtue-is-a-dangerous-thing

“Therefore it’s a tragedy for both individual freedom and the common good that the word “virtue” has been banished from our vocabulary.”
“Let’s put these paradoxes and these wise men to the test. Does the libertine really enjoy liberty? Is “free love” really free or does it come at a terribly high price?
They are now addicted to their “freedoms”– the booze, the drugs, and the sex. But for all their proclamations of their “right” to be “free,” they are less free than the rest of us. The truth is that bad habits become an addiction, and those suffering from addiction are not free. In a perverse paradox, they have enslaved themselves in the name of freedom.”

Common Filth’s notion of a ‘deathstyle’.

Worse, or at least as bad, they have taken liberties with others in their taking of liberties for themselves. How many naïve young people have been seduced into this life of slavery? How many have been ensnared by these addictive bad habits in the name of an illusory “freedom”? How many owe their slavery to their being abused by those promising them liberty? How many people living vicious and pathetic lives are doing so because they were abused by vicious and pathetic parents or friends? ”

The evil love to corrupt the pure, it’s literally the only thing that brings them joy.

Don’t make excuses for degenerate adults. They could repent but it was ‘go forth and sin no more’ and they find the second thing problematic. I hope there’s a Hell for these antisocial people, truly. They make Hell on earth.

It all comes back to the Sexual Rev, the slavery to our bodies and its base, animal drives.

“Having put the three wise men–Wilde, Burke and Solzhenitsyn—to the test, we can perhaps agree that the libertine is not only taking liberties from others but is actually taking liberties from himself when he takes such liberties. It’s a lose-lose situation. He makes his own life miserable in making the lives of his neighbors miserable. There are no winners in this economy of self-gratification.”

Yes but he chose it so the ‘social harm’, damage to the social fabric and critically, sympathy, is entirely on the people who are the victims.

it reminds me of the silly modern cliche of watching someone get a drug habit then calling them brave for doing the right thing, finally – no, the right thing is not becoming a druggie in the first place, like getting out of debt isn’t as impressive as never getting into debt

a little stoicism would help these people tolerate their boredom a lot better but this doesn’t bring in the shekels so it’s hedonism beyond what the ancient hedons actually did (more like the modern perception of an epicurean, they didn’t seek out pleasure nor so frequently, mostly festivals a few times per annum)
they don’t know the system is using them, drugging them with their own dopamine and when they’re fried out, a debt slave with no prospect of true, fiscal freedom

the wages of sin are entirely deserved, no sympathy when the time comes for the people who choose, repeatedly, every day, to continue to be a terrible, terrible person…

makes them easier to out-compete tho

can’t complain on a game theory front

we can steamroll them pretty easily

no one ever gets me bbc moriarty sherlock

sometimes it’s really as simple as suggesting there’s a druggie rave held the night before a big meeting, a week in advance to let them rationalize it or leaving their favourite alcohol in a conference room before a presentation

degenerates are not smart

it’s the hypofrontality

and like any neurodegeneration, it only progresses with time

so yes

they are very

progressive

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