ARMENIANS DON’T LIKE TO SEEM HAPPY – EXPERT
December 19, 2013 | 13:52
YEREVAN. – Even though, according to an international survey, Armenia
is second from last in terms of unhappiness, we are not that unhappy.
Armenian sociologist Aharon Adibekyan said the abovementioned at a
press conference on Thursday.
In Adibekyan’s words, Armenians simply do not like to seem happier
To the query as to why Armenians like to “cry,” Adibekyan responded:
“They fear being struck by the evil eye, that [other people] would
envy them, subsequently learn that there is something [precious] at
[their] home and come and steal [it]; this is a result of defensive
psychology. So, don’t believe in those [international survey] data;
we [i.e., the Armenians] are not that unhappy.”
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