Here's a quick link to a New York Times story about happiness in America.
For the last three years, Gallup has called 1,000 randomly selected American adults each day and asked them about their emotional status, work satisfaction, eating habits, illnesses, stress levels and other indicators of their quality of life.When asked to correlate the data into a composite of the happiest possible citizen, here's what they came up with:
Gallup’s answer: he’s a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year.The Times actually took it a step further and did the research to find a guy who meets all the criteria. Guess what? He's happy.
I've got a few changes to make, obviously.