Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Race and happiness

Researchers find that African-Americans are happier than whites and that whites are happier than Asian-Americans and it seems to be due to differences in DNA.

1 comment:

SteveO said...

I think that this has something to do with intelligence. One of the downsides of having a high IQ is that you are constantly contemplating problems that can occur in the future so you can come up with solutions. Unfortunately, constantly thinking about future problems tends to make people very anxious. Less intelligent people don't spend as much time thinking about the future and so are better able to enjoy the present moment with less worry. As an example, Ashkenazi Jews are famous for both their high intelligence and neurotic personalities.