22 Dec '12, 4pm

According to a poll Singaporeans are the least likely people in the world to report having positive emotions

PHEW…We have survived the Mayan apocalypse. Cassandra can look forward to 2013 in a positive spirit (though we should obviously keep a wary eye on a giant asteroid, appealingly named 2012 DA14, which will come menacingly close to the Earth on February 15th) . But apparently not everyone shares my positive outlook. According to a Gallup poll quoted in the AsianScientist , Singaporeans are the least likely people in the world to report having positive emotions. If that is the same as saying they are the most negative types in the world, you have to wonder why. After all, tiny Singapore punches well above its weight in the GDP per capita stakes, with a world ranking of between third and fifth . By contrast, the poll awards the top five places for positive feelings to relatively poor countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Whereas only 46% of the Singaporeans polled repo...

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