Monday, April 23

The media has a lot to answer for

Is your glass half full or half empty? Listening to neighbours in the Dog & Duck you’d think the latter. Brexit has buggered relationships across the community. Our general funk is driven by the news in general: whether reading the papers or listening to MSM, we could be forgiven for thinking the world is going to hell in a handcart. Counter-intuitively, when asked about our own happiness, almost all of us appear content: 92 per cent rate ourselves rather happy or very happy with our lives. For whatever reason we also believe that fewer than half our fellow citizens are of the same cheery disposition. The country is full of happy people who believe they are surrounded by misery.

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