ImNotBatman

ImNotBatman

Student
May 9, 2018
144
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel like the majority of our members are not from the USA, and if thats the case where and why? I've spoke to a few people from Germany, and it seems like there are a lot of people from Europe. Why is this? Is Europe just more depressing than the rest of the world?
 
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millefeui

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Mar 31, 2018
1,036
I am not from North America or Europe, but I detest this country, so I would rather not talk about it.
 
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typx

Specialist
May 4, 2018
381
I'm from the country above the USA. I think it's a pretty amazing country for a lot of people. Unfortunately, if you know where to look, all is not well.
 
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Lost

Member
Apr 18, 2018
86
I am originally from Germany but live in the USA now
 
El Topo

El Topo

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Apr 21, 2018
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel like the majority of our members are not from the USA, and if thats the case where and why? I've spoke to a few people from Germany, and it seems like there are a lot of people from Europe. Why is this? Is Europe just more depressing than the rest of the world?

I'm in the US, but I see the USA and western Europe as part of the same civilization. And western industrial civilization has already peaked and is steadily declining. Increased rates of suicide are normal during this stage.

For those of you who like reading philosophy of history, The Decline of the West by Oswald Spengler is a very thought-provoking book.
 
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Neo-Schopenhauerian

Member
Apr 16, 2018
32
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I feel like the majority of our members are not from the USA, and if thats the case where and why? I've spoke to a few people from Germany, and it seems like there are a lot of people from Europe. Why is this? Is Europe just more depressing than the rest of the world?

Maybe they're more likely to have read or been influenced by Schopenhauer and other deeply pessimistic thinkers. Culture could play a large part as well, Americans may feel more pressured to appear happy and optimistic. There's also less of an issue with religion, the "sanctity" of life", and assisted suicide.

Actually, there was an interesting happiness ranking I saw a while back and Germany and France scored much lower than the US. There was a paper about France and the "unhappiness paradox" and it seemed to be genuine and caused by culture.
 
ImNotBatman

ImNotBatman

Student
May 9, 2018
144
Its just amazing or, surprising to see an uptick of suicide rates. The things I find most strange, are when we're so focussed on accepting homosexuality, and transgendered individuals, and I'd bet 30% or more of suicides were those individuals before society reached its current state.
 
FullFat

FullFat

^best order at Micky-D's ever
Apr 27, 2018
375
Team USA, baby! Or should I say Team Micky D's?

I honestly assume the opposite - that most here are Americans. I think people outside the USA are more likely to mention their nationality in anticipation of this assumption.

If Americans are the majority here like I think, that may be why it appears that there are more people from Europe and elsewhere.
 
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El Topo

El Topo

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Apr 21, 2018
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Team USA, baby! Or should I say Team Micky D's?

I honestly assume the opposite - that most here are Americans. I think people outside the USA are more likely to mention their nationality in anticipation of this assumption.

If Americans are the majority here like I think, that may be why it appears that there are more people from Europe and elsewhere.

I just assume everyone here is American because everyone types in English lol.

How do the Europeans recognize other Europeans??? Is there some secret "Europeans Only" section that I don't know about??? :smiling:
 
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deflagrat

deflagrat

¡Si hablas español mándame un mensaje privado!
Apr 9, 2018
360
Many people speaks in English outside the US. In my case, most content on the Internet is in English so I was forced to learn, but it's worth it. I am from Spain.
 
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boofmyself

New Member
May 15, 2018
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I'm from northern Europe. Country of origin is Finland.