The Gallup Poll Profiles (and Finds) the Happiest Man in America

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5 Responses

  1. Raymond says:

    At the risk of saying something that some may take offense to (although I have nobody particularly in mind when I say what I am about to say), I have to agree that happiness at least for me is increased when not living right in the belly of the beast of any Orthodox Jewish neighborhood. I never want to live far from them either, so I have made sure up to now to live close enough to them to still feel Jewish, yet far enough away that I can live in relative freedom.

  2. Bob Miller says:

    Specifically, freedom from what, Raymond?

  3. Raymond says:

    Freedom from being judged when I do not completely conform to what I see as a very narrow vision of life.

  4. Miriam says:

    Well isn’t that a variation of Rav Adlerstein’s own comment:

    where you don’t have to put up with the foolishness of too many other observant Jews

    It’s a very frustrating phenomenon, that the more we gather our resources together, the more we lose that all-embracing “out of town” cohesiveness.

  5. tzippi says:

    Eh, you don’t have to live THAT far out of town to find your own comfort level.
    But back to the story – great Shabbos table discussion! 2 Wongs (Mr. and Mrs.) make a right, and I wish them much nachas.

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