QatzelOk wrote:Asking people questions about "Happiness" in countries that practice social competition at a brutal level - like we do - is also questionable.
Actually the West has an inferior figure so the result should be more genuine.
Also those with cramped space and having severe social competition, like Japan and Korea, have a very low figure.
Which means the poll actually proved your theory (brutal social competition decreases happiness).
But China is also having brutal social competition among the people, so there must be something else. To me, (sometimes implicit) oppression means the Chinese don't actually speak their mind or have heavily distorted priorities. The true figure should be much lower.