Happiness = More Suicides?

Suicides in Heaven? Well, not exactly.

Apparently, a study found that happier states have higher suicide rates. Well, right off the bat, I could have told them why but they waited until the end of the story to give what I think is the obvious answer:

“‘Perhaps for those at the bottom end, in a way their situation may seem worse in relative terms, when compared with people who are close to them or their neighbors. … For someone who is quite unhappy, the relative comparison may lead to more unhappiness and depression.'”

In other words, people who are overly cheerful merely exacerbate the fact that other people are chronically depressed. Maybe all the super happy people could some Despondex? That might make the unhappy people less conscious of the fact that their lives suck.

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