If you're unhappy in this country it's not the country's fault. It's you.

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    You're just a negative and miserable person if you don't love that you've been blessed with the chance to thrive in a country with so much opportunity. This country is amazing. Stop blaming it for your anger and ineptness. You need to sort that shit out in therapy.
     
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    It isn't just this country. Steven Pinker has talked and written about this extensively. Life has never been objectively better globally yet people act as if civilization is going to hell in a handbasket.
     
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    Thats because of 2 things, and how they inter-relate:

    Bad news...MAKES the news


    2: Information is 24/7 and 365, and as fast as ever.

    That's why folks' percieved reality (world is melting) is so far from the truth (its a VERY peaceful time, historically).
     
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    The media is definitely an opponent of sanity.
     
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    Who exactly are you addressing here? Perhaps the Iowa farmers who are going bankrupt because they can no longer sell their soy beans to China? Is it the millions of people who don't have access to health care? Is it the survivors of mass shootings with weapons of war that were obtained legally? Please tell us how all of that is their fault.
     
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    You, probably.
     
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    I think youre missing the point, which is a broad one and not specific.

    Nobody would say that some folks are not less fortunate in their circumstances. Thats completely ridiculous that you gleaned that from the OP, which is a commentary on the broader picture that our wealth, resources and violence per capita are all in historically good places. Per capita. By percent of the whole.
     
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    Do you expect paradise in a country of almost 350 million? I am not blaming people for bad things that happen to them. I am saying people that come to these forums to bitch and complain about how our country isn't good enough (people like you) have no idea how good they have it. Your bitterness towards the country is misplaced. Go to therapy.
     
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    The last time I was unhappy with the country was in 2003 with GW Bush's decision for regime change in Iraq. Proponents made it seem unpatriotic not to support the president. French jokes had me wondering were these folks in their right minds figuring Iraq would be nearly as grateful as the French over the years? The Christian population there went from 1.5 million to near extinction.
     
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    What the hell are lying for?

    Exclusive: Ahead of trade talks, China makes biggest U.S. soybean purchases since June - traders - Reuters
     
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