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Who's the happiest person in the world right now?

Asked by longgone (17800points) 1 month ago

I realise you don’t actually know, but what’s the first scenario that comes to mind? I’ve gotten some interesting answers to this question.

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chyna's avatar

Melania trump

rebbel's avatar


elbanditoroso's avatar

The idiot. Any idiot – the ignorant person is the happiest because they don’t know what they don’t know. There is nothing to annoy or discomfit them, so they are happy.

cookieman's avatar

^ Is like to be an idiot sometimes.

janbb's avatar

@chyna I think Melania is pretty sad still; she’s still married to the biggest loser and he’s got to be pretty grumpy.

I don’t think you can judge anyone from the outside as to their happiness level.

Smashley's avatar

Definitely my kids. It’s pizza night.

stanleybmanly's avatar

Along with the idiots would be those asleep or otherwise unconscious.

longgone's avatar

I should clarify: Why is that person happy?

rebbel's avatar

In my case: because.

hello321's avatar

“Happiness’ is an elusive concept, and it may really be more accurate to talk about “contentment”. I disagree that happiness/contentment is related to ignorance. In many ways, we associate contentment with exterior conditions, which means that we are always on the lookout for future conditions that will bring us happiness. When in reality, contentment is largely* a spiritual project that has little to do with exterior conditions. It’s a condition of mind .

Inspired_2write's avatar

A baby because all of its needs are met in a comfortable setting and it doesn’t understand the world yet because its innocent.

janbb's avatar

@Inspired_2write That is true for some babies; not all are as lucky.

elbanditoroso's avatar

One could argue that babies are, in fact, idiots, until they develop some self-awareness.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Cato. He slept in my bed in the camper for the first time since we got here 4 weeks ago. He happy.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Toddlers and teenagers are idiots too.

janbb's avatar

@elbanditoroso I don’t know if that word means what you think it means.

longgone's avatar

“Happiness’ is an elusive concept, and it may really be more accurate to talk about “contentment”.

Good point. We can talk about contentment too, but I’m especially interested in the fleeting state of happiness (or maybe “joy”?) and what situations people connect that state to. For example, when I asked myself this question, I first thought of people hugging a loved one that was absent, possibly even presumed lost forever.

hello321's avatar

@longgone: “fleeting state of happiness”

Yeah, it’s certainly fleeting. I’m not going to derail.

flutherother's avatar

I don’t know who it is but I know he isn’t looking at things in their entirety.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Jeff Bezos is right up there.

elbanditoroso's avatar

Maybe, @LuckyGuy if you subscribe to the theory that money buys happiness. I don’t.

He has $$ for sure, but he has a girlfriend who may love him only for hi money and her brother who tried to blackmail him, and an ex-wife (who has money, too) but probably has some resentment.

And then there’s the worry that his little baby Amazon may at some point lose some of its value.

So I’m not sure I buy into the idea of money making him happy.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Some high heroin addict. For now.

doyendroll's avatar

If ignorance is bliss then it’s a toss up whether or not the “happiest person in the world right now” is one at or not.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Not Putin. He worked his butt off to get Trump reelected and he failed

kritiper's avatar

But Putin just signed papers making him the head of Russia, basically, for the rest of his life. He has to be on cloud 9.

stanleybmanly's avatar

@Duchess III You aren’t taking into consideration the damage inflicted on this country at the hands of Mr. Trump. Those 4 years reduced the United States to the world’s clown show. It was a cavalcade of the ridiculous, and the world JUSTIFIABLY made fun of us, and probably still does. It’s going to take years to live down the damage that fool did to our already ragged reputation and status.

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