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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 30, 2014 6:20 am

“The British do not expect happiness,” claimed English writer Quentin Crisp – and it appears he may have been right.

New research from the University of Warwick has indicated that Britons are genetically programmed to be grumpy.

The British, French and Americans are all predisposed to be grumpier than nations such as Denmark because they possess a “short form” version of the gene which regulates the amount of serotonin – the chemical which controls happiness – within the brain.

The Danes, who regularly top happiness surveys of nations, enjoy a longer form of the gene, while Britons and Americans, despite equally stable economies and governments, possess a shorter version resulting in a miserable attitude.

However, it could be worse: we could be French.

According to professor Andrew Oswald, who led the research looking at 131 countries, only the French had a shorter form of the gene.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/the-british-are-born-to-be-miserable-new-research-finds-9827442.html



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Post by veya_victaous on Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:52 pm

So if Danes move to Australia or New Zealand they Literally Explode with happiness

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Post by eddie on Sat Nov 01, 2014 2:40 pm

English are grumpy. Mostly.

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