I came across quite an interesting article which will give heart to the majority of ASF posters who appear to kick with the Right foot.
Those of a right wing ideological viewpoint score higher on happiness scores than left wingers. The key seems to be in acceptance and rationalisation, a Stoic philosophy, although I'm no philosopher, so correct me if I'm wrong.
http://www.livescience.com/health/08...servative.htmlIndividuals with conservative ideologies are happier than liberal-leaners, and new research pinpoints the reason: Conservatives rationalize social and economic inequalities.
Regardless of marital status, income or church attendance, right-wing individuals reported greater life satisfaction and well-being than left-wingers, the new study found. Conservatives also scored highest on measures of rationalization, which gauge a person's tendency to justify, or explain away, inequalities.