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Old 11-27-2007, 08:31 AM   #1
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Iceland #1? I thought Iceland = cold weather?

Iceland best place to live, Africa worst: UN - Yahoo! News
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Old 11-27-2007, 11:34 AM   #2
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There's the question of quality vs quantity and also the question, what is quality? Having visited Tanzania, whose population has a lifespan of about 45 years, I have serious questions about the meaning of "quality of life." Here in the US we have lots of stuff. We also have a really unhappy population of overworked, overstressed people with a government that has decided to spend, spend, spend us all into future bankruptcy.

In contrast, Tanzania has a population of people who live in community, help each other, sing and dance, and make love all the time. Yes, they have poverty, but I didn't see any evidence of starvation. Many people do not have TVs. Oh, tragic. Yes, AIDS is an epidemic. But somehow they keep happy despite having no antidepressants. Why?
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Yes, they have poverty, but I didn't see any evidence of starvation. Many people do not have TVs. Oh, tragic. Yes, AIDS is an epidemic. But somehow they keep happy despite having no antidepressants. Why?

Maybe because they don't live long enough to get really depressed!
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let's see. i could get to hug a baby lion in africa or pet a walrus in iceland. real tough decision that. nothing against the walrus but i'm with the babe on this one.
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