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Are people happier in hot countries?

Postby TalkingPoint » Sat Dec 31, 2005 6:59 pm

Why do people who live in very cold countries seem more miserable than people who live in hot climates?

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miserable (adjective): very unhappy
climate (noun): the usual weather conditions in an area
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Postby Shazzam » Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:07 am

I think moderation is the only way. It is nice to have hot weather, but it is also nice to experience cold from time to time. If you just have one or the other all the time it would be very depressing. I lived in the tropics for a while a few years ago and initially I loved it being HOT!! all the time. However after about 2 years I found it so exhausting. I couldn't wait to get back to the east coast and experience, AUTUMN, WINTER AND SPRING!

The old saying is "variety is the spice of life." :wink:

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Re: Are people happier in hot countries?

Postby ginny » Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:29 am

TP wrote:Why do people who live in very cold countries seem more miserable than people who live in hot climates?


That's completely incorrect! Being happy or not does not depend on where you live. It just depends on yourself!

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Postby Desislava » Tue Jan 10, 2006 3:44 pm

I suppose there is a speck of truth that weather affects the mood of people. In my country, we have four seasons, thanks to its location. And...change is obvious. During summer people look more relaxed, cheerful, open to communications, and the mood is overall quite high :). While in winter people try to stay home, and go out not so often with certain regret that they have to leave their nice and warm rooms.
My opinion is that not really the temperature affects us, because you can put more clothes on, or off, according to your needs. But what really influences our behaviour is the changing colours of the environment. It's said that different colours arise different feeling in us, I suppose you have heard that. And in countries where it's hot, there are more bright colours..like yellow, orange, green, blue. These ones symbolise happiness and...joy..also serenity I think. While the cold climate's colours are mainly grey, brown, black...they are not really positive ones, and charge you with negative energy :) If I am not wrong, I think that Feng Shui deals a lot with this kind of reaction in people.

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Postby Rui » Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:46 am

well, i don't know if that is true or another stereotype, but if you take a look to another feature of the differences between the countries then we can see that where the weather it's better the quality of live it's worst, and from the other hand the richest societies are in the cold weathers countries... i'm just remember countries like Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Japan, Denmark and other examples that doesn't matter to mention now... and if we take look to the nicest countries to spend holidays, like for example all the countries in south and central america or the asia paradises we can see that they are generally more poor, isn't that true, or is just a wrong thought

P.S.-i forgot to mention the beautiful countries in africa where this feature i've talked it's take it to the limit.

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Postby Yen » Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:40 am

No, I think they are same. Maybe you live in cold country and it become familiar with you so when you see the people who live in hot country, you feel jealous and think they are happy more than you . To me, I don’t like a hot weather because when I play game in outdoor, I sweat and bad smelling ^_^. Somewhere in the world, the people who live in hot country is jealous with you ( not me)^_^

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Postby serena » Thu Jan 12, 2006 7:45 am

Well,I think weather has something to do with peaple's mood.As we know,peaple in different environment will response differently.Take myself as an example,I like winter very much.The cold weather will make me high and I will become depressing in hot weather by contrary.However,not all peaple like winter,some enjoy summer.So,I believe that weather can influnce peaple's mood to some degree,but it does not means cold climite will make people happier,comparied with those who live in hot country.

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Postby ahmedtaha » Sat Jan 14, 2006 6:53 am

says who????
you know, i live in acountry over 40 C in the sumer!! and you say happier ??
but i agree with you that the temperature affect our mood cuz when it's the cold season it's beween 15-20 it's really magnificent and every boody feels relax and happy. so i thing in cold countries they like the sumer as we in hot countries like the winter !!

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Postby shokin » Sat Jan 14, 2006 11:03 pm

Yes, Switzerland is a hot country because I am very happy. :lol:

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Postby Shazzam » Mon Jan 16, 2006 9:43 am

shokin wrote:Yes, Switzerland is a hot country because I am very happy. :lol:

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:lol: :lol: That's because you live there Shokin. :wink:

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Postby shokin » Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:47 am

Be happy and the world will appear happier.

Help yourself and the sky will help you.

Let me laugh ! :lol: people with much money are not happy. It is an evidence !

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Postby Shazzam » Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:02 pm

shokin wrote:Be happy and the world will appear happier.

Help yourself and the sky will help you.

Let me laugh ! :lol: people with much money are not happy. It is an evidence !


Shokin


True with money comes fear. Fear of losing it.

But some money is good it brings comfort. Once again it is about balance. Everything in life needs balance. 8)

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Postby shokin » Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:18 pm

Shazzam wrote:
shokin wrote:Be happy and the world will appear happier.

Help yourself and the sky will help you.

Let me laugh ! :lol: people with much money are not happy. It is an evidence !


Shokin


True with money comes fear. Fear of losing it.

But some money is good it brings comfort. Once again it is about balance. Everything in life needs balance. 8)


Even love and hate need balance. :mrgreen:

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Postby WWilliam » Tue Jan 17, 2006 5:55 pm

I believe the saying of people living in hot countries will be happier in certain extent. Because sunlight will stimulate those people to release some stimulant from the internal organ and this stimulant will bring one's feeling to its highest point.

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Postby turkishselin » Tue Jan 17, 2006 6:02 pm

I think sunlight is influence people's behaviour,but if u r positive person u can be very happy even in north-pole :wink: I m Turkish and in Turkey I can live all seasons in one day. I m very luck. for example this morning was very suny in here and later in the afternoon it was rainy and so cold :wink:

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Postby Khokha » Fri Feb 17, 2006 1:47 am

Actually, taking bath and swimming affects people's mood and people who live in hot countries do that every day to keep their smell nice. So, they are happy and they have to be happy because they used to be happy. In my opinion, every one has to keep him/herself happy because on one can change the weather.
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Re: Are people happier in hot countries?

Postby maddy » Sun Mar 26, 2006 4:17 am

TP wrote:Why do people who live in very cold countries seem more miserable than people who live in hot climates?


I'm from Vietnam, a tropical country, we're happy, of course, we can taste many kinds of fruits, vegetables around the year or we can bathe under the sunshine during summers. But actually sometimes we're really jealous with people in cold countries. We never have chances to play with snow, and we have to suffer a wet spring. I think in cold weather only few people go out to meet each other, that's the reason why we have a feeling that they're cold of miserable than hot climate living people :D

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Postby Laxuan » Sun Mar 26, 2006 10:34 am

I'm from vietnam, too.I have never been to a foreign country before but I love skiing and playing with snow, in my country we must suffer from very hot weather in the summer and humidity from october to april whereas in europe countries it rarely rains because of cold weather.
I hate rains so I really want to go to another countries where don't have rain, maybe it is an imaginary dream, and it only come true in an desert.

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Postby julka » Mon Mar 27, 2006 9:12 am

hi everybody. I'm from Moscow, capital of Russia. I guess most of u heard about russian frosts, and must tell for me winter is the worst season. This winter the coldest temperature was -35 :cry:. that was smth incredible. I caught cold twise this winter. Pupils didn't study, cuz schools were closed, someone didn't work.
No doubt that sun affects pipl positively and not -30, when you have no desire to quit the house and freeze your feets, hands and nose outside. Now it is the end of March, and today morning it was -4, in the afternoon 0 +1. That's it. People in hot countries are happier cuz they do not have to buy all those winter garments, and put them all on. And they can enjoy sun all day long, every day. Lucky they are.
I prefer +35 rather than -35 :(


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