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It seems to me there are two questions we have to deal with today. The first is -- what does it mean to say the residents of a certain state are happy? (Or not happy)?
In Gary Greenberg's soon-to-be released book, "Manufacturing Depression," he writes that "Am I happy enough?" is to a certain degree a uniquely American question, at least in terms of the persistence with which it is asked.
The second question is: What did it mean when the state of Connecticut finished second to last in a recent study of state-by-state happiness.
Stephen Wu, one of the co-authors of the study, is with us today. And certified happy person, Elizabeth Keifer, English professor at Tunxis Community College, talks about the Connecticut temperament. Maybe we're just not all that comfortable about giving ourselves high marks for life satisfaction.
What about you? Are you happy in Connecticut? Or is that a stupid question?
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