In the United States, which is obviously not the happiest nation on Earth, Americans are committing suicide or "deaths of despair" in record numbers. There are many issues that can rightly take the blame, but lack of personal freedom and the manipulated economy are creating generations of hopelessness.
The social security Ponzi scheme is failing quickly. Most of us alive right now will get to witness one of socialism's most epic failures when it collapses. Politicians are now stuck because they want to expand, not cut, benefits while adding a tax increase that is simply unaffordable for the majority.