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Népszabadság - Hungary | Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hungarians an unhappy lot

According to a Europe-wide study the Hungarians are among the most unhappy people in Europe. The left-liberal daily Népszabadság explains why its fellow countrymen are so aggrieved: "Our government is now going to pressure the ratings agencies that measure collective happiness. After all, it's just not on that our country's satisfaction ratings are at junk status. ... What is striking about other countries is that people don't spend all their time complaining about their state of mind. And they're less aggressive than we are. ... Furthermore women have more prominence in pubic life than they do here, and the state apparatus isn't as corrupt (apart from in Austria, but there at least the press dares to write about such things). What's more, they spend more money on education than on prestigious buildings. And - in Denmark for example - people don't spend their whole time moaning about why they're not happy enough."

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