Point 1 : Salon finally figures out that liberals are miserable, and conservatives are happy.
Conservatism makes you happy
Conservatives enjoy life more than liberals. Why left-leaning people should take the “happiness gap” seriously
BY CHRIS MOONEY
In general, political conservatives haven’t been very pleased with a slew of scientific attempts — sometimes dating back well over a decade — to psychoanalyze their beliefs and behavior. Indeed, some on the right wrongly interpret these analyses as implying that conservatives have “bad brains” or a “mental defect.” Yet if psychology-of-politics research is really a veiled attack on the right, then why does it contain so many findings that cast conservatives in a positive light?
Chief among these, perhaps, is the discovery that conservatives, across countries, tend to be just plain happier people than liberals are. That’s not bad news for the right — it’s seriously bad news for the left.
Point 2 : The Dalai Lama says that the purpose of life is to be happy.
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