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Comment #1577319 by Gráinne Ó Fathaigh

Gráinne Ó Fathaigh Sep 10th 2013, 10:15 AM #

I’m broke and stressed out with bills and debts like most people but I have a beautiful healthy son, a great boyfriend and family that give me huge support, I have a roof over my head, clothes on my body, food in the fridge, freedom to walk outside and live in peace, live in a beautiful country and I’m able to get an education. We don’t know the full meaning of unhappiness things could be alot worse!!

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Poll: Are you happy?

Poll: Are you happy?

The World Happiness Report places Ireland 18th with a happiness score of 7-out-of-10. But are you happy?

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    Favourite Aidan Healy
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    Sep 10th 2013, 11:17 AM

    Ireland has a cultural intolerance for admission of unhappiness. It’s acceptable to complain about the weather, politics, sports, work, etc, but not not to say you’re unhappy with life. Everything gets rationalised with the phrase “it could be worse”. It’s even our standard response to greetings. Are we obliged to pretend we’re happy with everything but utter disaster? I don’t think the Irish are actually a particularly happy population but I think we pretend to be one, even to ourselves. Having said that it seems the Journal poll is going against the usual trend at the moment.

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    Favourite Shane
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    Sep 10th 2013, 11:50 AM

    Nail on the head Aiden

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    Favourite Glenn Halpin
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    Sep 10th 2013, 11:52 AM

    If ye are really going to do this then I’m doing this. For everything else there’s Google…
    Oh, one, one, two, three, four

    Oh, I’ve got a sheet for my bed and a pillow for my head
    I’ve got a pencil full of lead and some water for my throat
    I’ve got buttons for my coat and sails on my boat
    So much more than I needed before

    I got money in the meter and a two bar heater
    Oh, now it’s getting hotter, oh, it’s only getting sweeter
    I got legs on my chairs and a head full of hair
    Pot and a pan and some shoes on my feet

    I got a shelf full of books and most of my teeth
    A few pairs of socks and a door with a lock
    I got food in my belly and a license for my telly
    And nothing’s gonna bring me down

    Oh, no, oh
    Oh nothing, oh nothing, nothing’s gonna bring me down

    I got a nice guitar and tires on my car
    I got most of the means and scripts for the scenes
    I’m out and about, so I’m in with a shout
    I got a fair bit of chat but better than that

    Food in my belly and a license for my telly
    And nothing’s going to bring me down

    Oh, nothing, oh, nothing
    Nothing’s going to bring me down, oh

    But best of all, I’ve got my baby
    Oh, best of all, I’ve got my baby
    She’s mighty fine and says she’s all mine
    And nothing’s going to bring me down, oh no

    Oh, best of all, I’ve got my baby
    Oh, best of all, I’ve got my baby
    She’s mighty fine and says she’s all mine
    And nothing’s going to bring me down

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    Favourite GoGo99
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    Sep 10th 2013, 1:50 PM

    Jesus

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    Favourite Paddy Murray
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    Sep 10th 2013, 8:17 PM

    Nail on the head wouldn’t make you happy, just sore.

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