The ”answer” is Liberals, not age or looks….
It can all be boiled down to one, simple reason: liberals and Democrats, as
a whole, go through life with a giant chip on their shoulder. They are
perpetually outraged. They paint themselves as constant victims, always
offended by something, always somehow being victimized and picked on, and
always out to find the latest injustice to conquer. Democrats also tend to
look to government to solve all of these problems, rather than to
themselves, as conservatives do. Conservatives believe the individual is
responsible for his or her life; liberals do not. Knowing that you are
responsible for yourself is extremely empowering; feeling like there are
endless problems in the world and you’ve got to get politicians in
Washington to solve them for you can lead to a strong feeling of
Most young people start out as naive, idealistic liberals. But as they get
older, that changes. They get more conservative, usually because they grow
up. But just imagine that you never get out of that liberal mindset. You go
through your whole life trying to check people into a victim box, always
feeling offended, always trying to right all of the wrongs in the world, and
always blaming conservatives for it. It’s no wonder you’d end up miserable when
you get older! Going through your entire life feeling like that would make
you a very angry, bitter, jealous, selfish person — and often, that
describes aging liberals to a T.
All in all, being a Republican gives you a 7% edge in the happiness
department, which doesn’t sound like much, but it’s a greater factor than
race, ethnicity, or gender. And just a reminder — Republicans have the
advantage across all class lines as well, from upper class to middle class
to lower class. Lower class Republicans are happier than lower class
Democrats. Middle class Republicans are happier than middle class Democrats.
And upper class Republicans are happier than upper class Democrats.
And I’ll say it again. It’s because of the difference in world view. I’m
sure the trolls will come out in force for saying this, but it is what it
is. Liberalism is poisonous. It not only is politically poisonous,
destroying whatever poor country you inflict liberal policies on, but it’s
poisonous in your personal life as well.
I’d suspect, though, that deep down liberals would be happy to hear it. It’s
one more thing they can check off on their victimhood list, isn’t it?