NYC #1 #UNHAPPIEST #CITY

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According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, New Yorkers are the unhappiest people in the U.S.  When surveyed by the U.S. centers for disease Control and Prevention, “In general, how satisfied are you with your life?” New Yorkers placed first in negative commentation in front of  Pittsburgh, Louisville,Milwaukee, and Detroit.

In response to how New Yorkers could be so unhappy with their everyday lives yet NYC is at a population high with over 8.4 million people and growing, UBC researcher Joshua Gottlieb had this to say, “Our research indicates that people care about more than happiness alone, so other factors may encourage them to stay in a city despite their unhappiness.”

The citizens that seem to be experiencing just the opposite outlook of life in their cities are those who live in  Richmond, Va., followed by jovial metro areas Norfolk, Va.; Washington; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Atlanta, Ga.

“There’s nothing I can’t do in New York City,” said Minker, who works at a startup company in Brooklyn.

“If happiness is doing what I love, when I want to do it, New York City must be a happy place. There is such variation and uniqueness in each neighborhood that I visit and person that I meet and that makes me happy to live here,” she adds.

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Contrary to these studies though, of course not all New Yorkers share the same abysmal outlook on life. Such as in the case of Jaclyn Minker, a 22-year-old who moved to the Upper East Side this summer.

“There’s nothing I can’t do in New York City,” said Minker, who works at a startup company in Brooklyn.

“If happiness is doing what I love, when I want to do it, New York City must be a happy place. There is such variation and uniqueness in each neighborhood that I visit and person that I meet and that makes me happy to live here,” she adds.

As a New Yorker yourself, how do you feel about the great city we live in? Is there any other place you rather be? Let us know what your thoughts are.

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