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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you my friend MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D. for posting from the powerlineblog.com Liberals are Miserable People.
Yes indeed woke, radical progressive and liberal folks tend to be miserable.

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New York Times editorial "conservatives are happier' Yes indeed my conservative family are happy in Virginia since Republican Glenn Youngkin is governor-elect; Republican Winsome Sears is Lt Governor elect; and Republican Jason Miyares is Lt Governor-elect.

Virginia transition of power : Youngkin & Miyares
Glenn Youngkin and Jason Miyares held press briefings today as they take the first steps of transitioning into office.
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LTC Stephen F.
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MAJ Hugh Blanchard
MAJ Hugh Blanchard
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Although I'm skeptical of generalizations, there is a case to be made that the more "progressive" types seem to be more unhappy and discontented than their conservative counterparts. Part of this I believe stems from an "all or nothing" belief that any compromise of their agenda must be bitterly opposed. This is neither practical nor realistic. Only compromise, with all sides willing to give a little, can result in positive action for all.

There is also the issue of personal agency, or as I would phrase it, personal responsibility. Every person is ultimately responsible for making their own honest way in the world. Given hard work and initiative, almost anyone can succeed. I think that conservatives have a more practical view of personal agency. We can accept that life isn't going to be perfectly fair, and inequities will always exist in the real world. When you get knocked down, keep getting back up and you will eventually succeed. It's not up to government to make life perfectly fair, because that requires the government to pick winners and losers, which is not the function of government.
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MAJ Hugh Blanchard agreed! It's extremists, right or left, who are miserable, because someone, somewhere is doing something they don't approve of. If someone is doing something they don't approve of, the "obvious" answer is more government.

However, as you noted, it is liberals who are least interested in personal responsibility, which is the only real basis for freedom. I'd be a lot more interested in equality of outcome if equality of effort were also considered.
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SFC Casey O'Mally
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IMHO it is 100% about personal agency.

Liberals believe that an individual is helpless without the government. Conservatives believe an individual has the power to control their feet by DESPITE the government. Yes, that is an oversimplification. But I don't want to write paragraphs hashing out the finer points.

When times are good, liberals can't feel fully accomplished, because they didn't get it done, the government did. When times are bad, liberals feel powerless to fix things, because they need the government to do it for them.

When times are good, conservatives look out at the wonderful life they have created for themselves. When times are bad, conservatives realize that they have the power to make it better.

Just my $0.02
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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Well, it seems pretty well spent to me.
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PO3 Edward Riddle
PO3 Edward Riddle
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Well worth the money.
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GySgt Thomas Vick
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The only thing that makes a liberal even close to being happy is power, the problem is that they never have enough of it.
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MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
MAJ Dale E. Wilson, Ph.D.
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'Perzactly.
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