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Living In An Affluent Area Means You Are More Likely To Commit Suicide

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Why living in an affluent area means you are more likely to commit suicide

It may come as something of a surprise, but the happiest countries have the highest rates of suicide.

Behavioural scientists found that the more affluent an area then the happier it was, but the more likely its residents are to take their own lives.

They put this down to contrast, with a miserable person in an otherwise happy area likely to feel his lot is comparatively worse.

Whereas the same person in an unhappy environment would be less inclined to dwell on his own misery and more able to tolerate it, the study suggests.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1379574/Why-living-affluent-area-means-likely-commit-suicide.html#ixzz1KI2p2itA

More likey to commit suicide in Affluent Areas

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Presumably if you live in a shit hole, the chances are that you'll be murdered before you get round to suicide?

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I can see this. I've always found enclaves of seriously rich people depressing as there's never anything much there other than big houses. Really poor places are depressing because they're so crappy. Somewhere in the middle works best where there's a mix of people and a good range of shops from cheap places to buy essentials to expensive places to get the occassional treat.

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Wealth leads to isolation. What's the first thing a person with a big house does? Builds a big wall around it. People in very affluent areas don't even know their neighbours.

Wealth increases fear of others. Wealthy people often worry what others 'want' of them.

The very poor do everything together, they don't have the 'luxury' of privacy. There's a great line in a book called 'Animal's People.' I can't remember the exact words but it goes along the lines of 'The rich are condemned to sh*t alone.' (Great book BTW)

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