Friday, September 19, 2014

                          IF IT’S TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE. . . 

     I read online this morning that the top three countries with the largest percentage of “well-being” are Canada, Guatemala and Sweden. What do you think about that, eh?
Well, I am not so sure about this. Let’s take a look at the criteria:
• "You like what you do every day."
• "You learn or do something interesting every day."
• "Someone in your life always encourages you to be healthy."
• "Your friends and family give you positive energy every day."
• "You have enough money to do everything you want to do."
• "In the last seven days, you have worried about money." (This was a negative indicator.)
• "The city or area where you live is a perfect place for you."
• "In the last 12 months, you have received recognition for helping to improve the city or area where you live."
• "In the last seven days, you have felt active and productive every day."
• "Your physical health is near-perfect."
    My first thought is what drug did they give these people before they answered the question? First of all, unless you’re 12, you probably don’t have “near-perfect” health. If your place of residence is a “perfect” place for you, you obviously haven’t left your subdivision. If you have enough money to do anything you want to do, why the hell are you sitting there taking this feckless test? If you have friends who give you positive energy every single day, are they out there helping you improve your city? If you do something interesting every day, you are a highly energetic--perhaps bionic person who has millions of interests.
Just sayin’.