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USA is the richest and strongest country on Earth...But culturally speaking, they are less happy than Colombia?

I mean, some "poor" countries , such as Colombia, Venezuela, Cuba, Brazil have managed to make a really multi-ethnic society in which citizens of every ethnicity are considering each other equal, at least...

They may be poor, have security problems, and some political issues, but they have managed to accomplish MLK's dream?...

Discuss...

Update:

I mean, in America, there is a "race" obsession, right?

You always use the word "interracial", whereas in those countries they don't even bother seeing the skin difference, right?

For example, in Colombia, they never mention "races" when talking about a couple of two different ethnicities, whereas in America you hear people calling them "sellout",etc

Update 2:

@Angel Perez, the EU is not a country

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    they are happier yes, if you go to colombia you will see why, it's impossible to be unhappy in Colombia, the media makes latin american problems bigger than they are, just go to Buenos Aires, Bogota, Rio de Janeiro and you'll see what i'm talking about! latinos and specially colombians are ALWAYS smiling, that's what i love bout them , and i'm as proud to be half colombian as i'm being spanish or german. you just can't imagine.. the way they live, specially colombians, because they have all types of problems, and still they are among the happiest coutries on earth .. great, huh?

  • Nicole
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Simply put - we NEVER had segregation here in the UK ,we abolished slavery 50 plus years BEFORE the US.We stopped being a Catholic country several centuries ago and the Church of England is a little less strict because of it and so consequently the country is less religious ,besides our extreme sects left our shores to "set up shop" in the New World - i.e. the country known as America. To the American above me - you have a mixed-race President ,we have not had a Black politician lead any of our major parties (yet) so that is why we have not had a Black leader so far. Kelley - when you learn to read then try and belittle me.I know more about British history AND US history than you will being American. Your Constitution states that "all men are created equal" and YET that only counted if you were white and rich.ALL your Founding Fathers were slave-owners .the early slaves may have been sent to America via the British Isles BUT America (or at least the 13 colonies) WAS British.As for us benefiting more from slavery than any other country I think you`ll find that you had the most benefit since without them your Founding Fathers would not have been able to fund a Continental Army to fight your Revolution.

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    USA is not the richest country in the world. They're 7th. The richest country is Luxembourg. The poor countries you mentioned, maybe you should talk to their people before deciding for yourself. The brazilians I know love their country and their people, but they're not happy at all.

    And according to this happiness chart..

    Some notable countries you don’t see in the list falls respectively at USA (23), France (62), China (82) Japan (90), India (125)

    And the least happy countries are: Democratic Republic of the Congo(176), Zimbabwe(177), Burundi(178)

    Futhermore, not a single Country you mentioned has been listed in the top 20 for this happiness list.

  • Anna C
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Answer: YES They are less happy than Colombians.

    Ever hear of that Colombian forum "Poor but Happy?"

    People in the US are stressed, superficial, stunted maturity-wise and have all the wrong priorities: Big military, big cars, big TVs (some would say big government)... buy buy buy... whereas Colombians talk, share, dance, smile, cook, everything good. I love Colombia. I have dated many Colombians to know their culture.

    The problem with the US is that they are too distracted with all their "toys". They need to severely simplify and ask themselves what is really important. Until then they will never be happy...

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  • 9 years ago

    That's because Columbia, Venezuela, Cuba & Brazil have a culture. We have commercialism instead. Little wonder we're less happy.

    Edit: the United States might not be the richest country but we sure like to act like it. We're 5% of the world's population but consume most of the world's resources.

    http://earthtrends.wri.org/updates/node/236

    Pretty sad, huh?

  • 9 years ago

    Columbia has a drug army to keep them happy. Cuba and Venezuela have oppressive dictators who do not allow freedom of speech, to keep their people happy. Brazil has a president who aspires to be as ruthless as Raul Castro and Hugo Chavez, but he doesn't have the courage to admit that he wants to be an oppressive dictator like his buddies, the Cuban and Venezuelan dictators. I'm happy with my freedom of speech in America. If you think those other countries are so great, then move to one of them!

  • 9 years ago

    Power means nothing. The more of it you have, the harder you have to fight to keep it. No one can be happy in that situation.

    Dobin is correct as well.

  • 9 years ago

    america is very rich and powerful, but yet the arent, america has 1 of the lowest literacy rates and most people are lower middle class in america

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    money doesnt bring happiness

    and people in the usa have higher sense of entitlement so get more depressed

  • Anonymous
    9 years ago

    The USA is not the richest.

    Do your research.

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