Welcome back and Happy Wednesday! A lovely topic for a blog, don’t you think? Well let’s not delay; let’s take a look at the Top Ten Most Miserable States according to the Gallup Poll:
1) West Virginia
It should be noted that West Virginia has held the number one spot for five consecutive years.
So how is this list determined? A poll of course with a number of questions about unhealthy lifestyles, limited access to basic necessities, emotional health, etc.
I found it interesting that only one of the ten states was in the north while the south dominated to final tally. So that leads to the obvious question: why are some states viewed as being unhealthy to live in while others are considered healthy? Obviously state budgets and the health of the economy have much to do with those outcomes.
And that leads me to another question, one that really has me pondering: if people feel they are living in an unhealthy state, why do they continue to do so? I am making no judgment here. I’m simply curious. I can think of several reasons which include job, family, familiarity, and possibly fear of change.
It all just had me wondering. We are all so different. If I was truly unhappy with the area I lived in, I wouldn’t hesitate to leave for greener pastures. That has no significance when talking about other people and what they deem important. It just raises interesting questions as to why people continue to live somewhere where they are unhappy or don’t feel like they are in a healthy situation.
Random thoughts….have a great day.