happiness: backfilling our ideology

We prioritize quality-of-life advancements, yet often conceal them behind veils of profundity like religion, ideology, or political affiliations, deeming our well-being shallow in comparison to national or human rights issues.

Whether based on social or economic factors, the divide between right and left involves an interplay of literal and heuristic cost-benefit analyses. Accordingly, tribal (political) allegiance does not necessarily imply ideological alignment. Furthermore, a party’s ability to ensure security may overshadow the absurdity of its ideas, until declining quality of life prompts a shift towards opposing camps: my move to well-being and happiness, backfilling our ideology.

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