Sunday, February 17, 2008

I Want To Be Danish

I saw this on 60 Minutes tonight and, well Denmark really seems like paradise. Which in a sense it is- it's the Happiest Place on Earth. I want to go!
It seems that the secret is to be happy with what you have and "By having low expectations, one is rarely disappointed" and thus less unhappy

You can read the transcript here.
and don't feel too bad America that we're not the happiest, that Disney lied to us- at least we're beating Iraq and Pakistan!
U-S-A, U-S-A, U-S-sigh

I don't need to move to Denmark,that's too unrealistic; I'll settle for a danish... and a Great Dane

[UPDATE: and it seemed like 60 Minutes tonight was all about the wonders of Socialism. After that piece on Denmark, where citizens are taxed about half but have a cradle to the grave social safety net, was a story about Gustavo Dudamel, a 26 year old Conducting whiz who was a product of a Venezuelan system "El Sistema, the system, and it takes children - a quarter of a million children - almost all from poor neighborhoods, and teaches them how to play instruments" which is "is less a music program than a profound social movement that takes kids off the streets, takes them away from crime and drugs and despair." Now he's the music director for the L.A. Philharmonic

Socialism 2- Capitalism 0

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