(In fact, let me digress and play psychiatrist here for a moment: I sense deep seeded, misplaced anger from the above paragraph. It is not atypical for the progressive mind to be ravaged with feelings of inadequacy and anger for perceived injustices. The eventual realization that they are incapable of righting these self perceived injustices makes many of them chronically miserable. This condition, however, is apparently not their fault. In reality, they simply are unfortunate enough to have a specific variant of the DRD4 (dopamine receptor) gene which has been found by scientists at UCSD and Harvard to be responsible for progressivism (which they call liberalism – talk about misnomers! – I’ll write about this in a separate post soon) provided proper socialization has taken place. You should read up on it. I am hoping that a cure is not far behind!)
I had every intention of first giving you my answers to your four questions… But I thought I would rebut this point.
The unhappiness of liberals/progressives does stem from the idea that we are unhappy with the situation of those less fortunate than ourselves. We can look at the example of the happiest country on earth: Denmark. With an economy that I’m sure sickens you, they are able to live as the happiest people on earth. The second most peaceful country on earth and the least corrupt country in the world… once again Denmark. Best business climate in the world? Highest score on the Education Index? Excellent health care? I think you see where this is going. All of this, while still paying the highest taxes of any other country in the world. But they pay these taxes to have the world’s highest level of income equality. What don’t they have to be happy about? Is it just coincidence that all of these things occur in the same country?
Liberals/Progressives in America are unhappy when we see that the very system we believe in, is working so well in other places. You can say we are idealistic, but you cannot say our ideals cannot be reached. We are unhappy because we know that there is a better life out there for everyone, but the greed and ignorance of a few (or many) hinders us from reaching our goal. Although I may be miserable looking at the state of our country, it’s nothing compared to the joy I get knowing I’m fighting for the right thing. I’m reminded of my good friend DonnyBagg saying “It is better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied.1” So before you start blaming everything on our genes, perhaps we just won’t be happy until we have something that makes us smile.
 To you doubters… Prove it.