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109 Post author: Yvain 01 January 2010 04:41PM

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Comment author: [deleted] 14 November 2010 08:27:07PM 1 point [-]

Sure. But if I wanted to live in the best place to make me happy, and all I knew was the happiness distribution by geographic location, it would be dumb to choose to live somewhere other than the happiest place, right?

Comment author: ata 14 November 2010 08:28:10PM 6 points [-]

Yes, but happiness distribution by geographic location isn't all you know.

Comment author: diegocaleiro 06 January 2011 02:00:26AM *  2 points [-]

Also it is not relevant, since happiness varies infinitely more due to other circumstances. 50% unchangeable genes 40% how you deal with the lemons life give you and the strawberries as well. 10% all your life conditions, from marriage, to children, to how rich you are. A tiny tiny bit of those 10% is determined by where you live. (2008 Lyubuomirsky)