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Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by biolabee(m): 1:05pm On Jul 01, 2013
Theres this myth about Nigerians really being the happiest set of people in the world

According to a reseach published by a Dutch man, we are ranked 82nd in the world , behind ZA, Egypt and Djibouti in Africa and ahead of Algeria, Chad and Morocco ranked 78th - 80th and 92nd, 93rd and 96th respectively



The happiest nations ranked in order of "satisfaction with life", according to the World Database of Happiness:

1.Costa Rica
2.Denmark
3.Iceland
4.Switzerland
5.Norway
6.Finland
7.Mexico
8.Sweden
9.Canada
10.Panama



Nigeria's data http://worlddatabaseofhappiness.eur.nl/hap_nat/nat_fp.php?cntry=34&name=Nigeria&mode=3&subjects=31&publics=4
Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by AjanleKoko: 1:13pm On Jul 01, 2013
That's the irony of 'research'.
One Survey in 2003 said we are the happiest people.
Now they are saying we are the 20th saddest.

Worreva jare. embarassed

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by biolabee(m): 1:25pm On Jul 01, 2013
AjanleKoko: That's the irony of 'research'.
One Survey in 2003 said we are the happiest people.
Now they are saying we are the 20th saddest.

Worreva jare. embarassed

LOL... At researchers..

However the earlier research looked at about 65 countries and was uptill date till 2003;
while this new one looks at coverage at 1 april 2012 across 159 countries

•4335 distributions in 159 nations between 1945-2011.
•Responses to equivalent questions in 148 nations 2000-2009
•Time series for 15 countries of twenty years and more.
•All first and (former) second world countries, and also data from some third world nations.
•Fairly complete up to 2010
Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by AjanleKoko: 1:33pm On Jul 01, 2013
^^
Hmm.
So should we automatically become depressed embarassed. Because me I am happy oh cheesy

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by biolabee(m): 1:46pm On Jul 01, 2013
AjanleKoko: ^^
Hmm.
So should we automatically become depressed embarassed. Because me I am happy oh cheesy
grin grin grin grin

May your joy be full..

me sef i claim am...

happy new month...

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Nobody: 6:58pm On Jul 01, 2013
FACT! I'm a very happy person. grin *catwalks away, shaking ass* wink

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by ebucha: 6:58pm On Jul 01, 2013
Fact
Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by lafuria1(m): 6:58pm On Jul 01, 2013
mexico in 7th?

even the way we complain on social media about the government is enough to rank us the saddest nation in the world.

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by oyinglory(f): 7:00pm On Jul 01, 2013
Fact...HNM,sweet Nairalanders

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Nobody: 7:01pm On Jul 01, 2013
80% percent of Nigerians re not happy, 60% wished they weren't Nigerians.

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Nobody: 7:01pm On Jul 01, 2013
AjanleKoko: ^^
Hmm.
So should we automatically become depressed embarassed. Because me I am happy oh cheesy
Why are u happy?gimme one reason u should be happy wit d current uphills,unrest,poverty and al dat in Nigeria.May be u've been paid off.

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by DICKtator: 7:03pm On Jul 01, 2013
I AM H-A-P-P-Y
I AM H-A-P-P-Y
I KNOW I AM
AND I'M SURE I AM
I AM H-A-P-P-Y
[size=78pt]HAPPY[/size]
grin grin grin grin

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Nobody: 7:04pm On Jul 01, 2013
Ofcourse yes

















The political class are always happy and guess what, they are Nigerians undecided

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Nobody: 7:05pm On Jul 01, 2013
Suffering and Smiling is a Nigerian thing. undecided

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Nobody: 7:05pm On Jul 01, 2013
mikelreal: 80% percent of Nigerians re not happy, 60% wished they weren't Nigerians.

And you got this from sabisabi.com abi?

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Orikinla(m): 7:07pm On Jul 01, 2013
No.
They prefer to live in perpetual denial.
Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by pheesayor(m): 7:09pm On Jul 01, 2013
With suffering and smiling, we are truly happy
Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Nobody: 7:09pm On Jul 01, 2013
I thought the Scandinavian countries had the highest rate of suicide.

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by ZEALMAN(m): 7:09pm On Jul 01, 2013
Amaaskia:

And you got this from sabisabi.com abi?


Lol!!
Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by AbuMikey(m): 7:10pm On Jul 01, 2013
Am a very Happy dude!!!!
Nigerians are also happy people tho!!
Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Acidosis(m): 7:11pm On Jul 01, 2013
Yes we are happy people..


I don't think I have the time to break it down for all to understand..

Our happiness comes from the fact that we are 'religious'..

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by sulaimon99(m): 7:12pm On Jul 01, 2013
#true fact ,we dont know maybe we are happy or not .....but we are grateful

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Ucheemmanuelll: 7:14pm On Jul 01, 2013
Nigeria are happy peoples(PDJ)Because of this facts

the problem with some ugly nigerians is that they expect 2much 4rom the camera

A man is the bread winner but women should atleast win Akara...coz man shall not leave by bread alone

money cannot buy happiness,this statement should end with....JUST KIDDING according to a nigeria

we are in a small word does'nt mean u can trek from nigeria to china

Nollywood will not kill me o,how can an actor die wearing ankara wakes up wearing jeans...abi boutique dey heaven

Never give up on ur dreams so keep sleeping

Teacher.....what will u get if u simplify 2*59x+100z-10x
nigeria students....i will get it wrong

loving someone who doesn't love u is like waiting for a ship at the airport

when you see someone dancing azonto to 2face africa queen,that person must be high on some weed(mary joan ann)

NigerianMENTALITY...U MUST BUY BREAD when travelling

many are call but on few have credit to call back..

A MAN IN NOLLYWOOD JUST SHOT HIMSELF 3TIMES ON The head.

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Acidosis(m): 7:14pm On Jul 01, 2013
Idi Amin: Ofcourse yes



The political class are always happy and guess what, they are Nigerians undecided

Money is not the instrument for measuring TRUE Happiness..
Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Nobody: 7:15pm On Jul 01, 2013
But how do you rate happiness ? Lol Some of the poorest people on Earth are happier than some of the richest on earth.....
Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Nobody: 7:16pm On Jul 01, 2013
I just finished nagging him.

And guess wat.?? I AM HAPPY.

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Olamyyde(m): 7:18pm On Jul 01, 2013
@op, if u live in nigeria, u should know the answer to ur question.
1) poor power supply
2) increased noise pollution caused by churches
3) Difficult in gaining admission for d average student
4) increased terrorist attack by boko haram
5) increased corruption
nigerians are definitely not happy

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by freecocoa(f): 7:18pm On Jul 01, 2013
All these mumu researchers and their yeye research sef.

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by kokoye(m): 7:18pm On Jul 01, 2013
Well, I know this for sure..

Nigerians are very hopeful people ..'God dey'. We dont want to die o. But when an elderly family member dies, we borrow money to throw the biggest parties and soak in all the hype - we'll deal with the loans later.

well..maybe except Mutallab and some of his 'boys'.

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by AjanleKoko: 7:20pm On Jul 01, 2013
Let's see if this can escape Mr Pyguru grin

The Enchanted Shirt

By John Hay

The King was sick. His cheek was red
And his eye was clear and bright;
He ate and drank with a kingly zest,
And peacefully snored at night.


But he said he was sick, and a king should know,
And doctors came by the score.
They did not cure him. He cut off their heads
And sent to the schools for more.


At last two famous doctors came,
And one was as poor as a rat,
He had passed his life in studious toil,
And never found time to grow fat.


The other had never looked in a book;
His patients gave him no trouble,
If they recovered they paid him well,
If they died their heirs paid double.

Together they looked at the royal tongue,
As the King on his couch reclined;
In succession they thumped his august chest,
But no trace of disease could find.


The old sage said, "You're as sound as a nut."
"Hang him up," roared the King in a gale,
In a ten-knot gale of royal rage;
The other leech grew a shade pale;

But he pensively rubbed his sagacious nose,
And thus his prescription ran,
The King will be well, if he sleeps one night
In the Shirt of a Happy Man.


Wide o'er the realm the couriers rode,
And fast their horses ran,
And many they saw, and to many they spoke,
But they found no Happy Man.

They found poor men who would fain be rich,
And rich who thought they were poor;
And men who twisted their waists in stays,
And women that shorthose wore.

They saw two men by the roadside sit,
And both bemoaned their lot;
For one had buried his wife, he said,
And the other one had not.

At last as they came to a village gate,
A beggar lay whistling there;
He whistled and sang and laughed and rolled
On the grass in the soft June air.

The weary couriers paused and looked
At the scamp so blithe and gay;
And one of them said, "Heaven save you, friend!
You seem to be happy to-day."

"Oh, yes, fair sirs," the rascal laughed,
And his voice rang free and glad,
"An idle man has so much to do
That he never has time to be sad."

"This is our man," the courier said;
"Our luck has led us aright.
I will give you a hundred ducats, friend,
For the loan of your shirt to-night."

The merry blackguard lay back on the grass,
And laughed till his face was black;
"I would do it, God wot," and he roared with the fun,
"But I haven't a shirt to my back."

Each day to the King the reports came in
Of his unsuccessful spies,
And the sad panorama of human woes
Passed daily under his eyes.

And he grew ashamed of his useless life,
And his maladies hatched in gloom;
He opened his windows and let the air
Of the free heaven into his room.

And out he went in the world and toiled
In his own appointed way;
And the people blessed him, the land was glad,
And the King was well and gay.


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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Acidosis(m): 7:20pm On Jul 01, 2013
adaobi123: But how do you rate happiness ? Lol Some of the poorest people on Earth are happier than some of the richest on earth.....

True..

Sometimes back, my friends and I soak ga.rri in a big cup.. We drank, drank, smiling, playing & gisting.. You need to see the happiness all over

Meanwhile, there are sometimes I eat good food with a sad face..

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Re: Are Nigerians Actually Happy People - Myth Or Fact by Nobody: 7:20pm On Jul 01, 2013
Amaaskia:

And you got this from sabisabi.com abi?
grin thats a good website by the way, and No I got it from my oga at d top..#fact

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