Whites need to become more like Mexicans!


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I'mSpartacus!
December 29, 2003, 02:23 PM
http://www.dfw.com/mld/startelegram/news/state/7591832.htm?template=contentModules/printstory.jsp

"Memo Uribe is poor and didn't have enough money to buy Christmas presents for his family of eight this year, but the 63-year-old Mexican-American says he's happy.

"There's an old dicho (proverb), 'Mejor salud que dinero,'" Uribe says. "It's better to have good health than money. My family and I are blessed and especially thank God for that."

Uribe gives face to a recent study that found older Mexican-Americans are less likely to show symptoms of depression if they live in neighborhoods with a large proportion of other Mexican-Americans.

The study - published in the current issue of the Journal of Epidemiology Community Health - also suggests that their comparatively high rates of employment, family structures and residential stability make them less prone to depression than other ethnic groups."

and...

"Wang said the findings may suggest alternatives to medicine when it comes to depression, like family support and spirituality.

"In general, Anglos tend to think more about depression," Wang said. "Whereas Hispanics will typically just tell me, 'Times are tough,"Life is hard,' or they tell me they're just 'nervioso' (nervous).

"Their priorities are typically family, spirituality and religion. And these priorities seem to lend balance to stress in their lives and uplift their spirits."

Diana Sifuentes, who works as an attendant at an Albuquerque laundry, said she isn't afraid to admit that from time to time she has money problems.

She knows that even though the majority of her family lives in California, they'll be there for her to lend emotional or financial support should she really need it.

"I have four brothers and one sister," she said. "And we're always there for each other.""

Maybe if people in America places more emphasis on God, raising morally healthy families (maybe giving the gift of brothers and sisters - plural - to their kids)and being less materialistic we wouldn't have so much depression, neurosis and the many problems associated with psychological sickness.

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Drjones
December 29, 2003, 02:30 PM
No...use the broad brush...:rolleyes:

Waitone
December 29, 2003, 02:47 PM
<Puke>

Well there you have it.

Honkey-Americans inferior to more pure but oppressed races.

</puke>

Cool Hand Luke 22:36
December 29, 2003, 03:05 PM
I had chili for dinner the other night. But then I got depressed since the only beer I had handy was Corona and I didn't have a lime wedge to put in it.

There goes another sophisticated medical theory down the drain.

Drjones
December 29, 2003, 03:08 PM
Tell me about it, Cool Hand Luke.

My local bar was all out of Corona the other night and I just about slit my wrists because I became so depressed.

:rolleyes:

grampster
December 29, 2003, 03:22 PM
C'mon guys, quit pickin on the newbie. Where is your White Christian charity......(we...are...known for that)

:D grampster:D

Mike Irwin
December 29, 2003, 03:37 PM
Depression does seem to afflict whites in far greater numbers than those of other ethnic backgrounds.

I've also seen some very convincing arguments that, at least in this country, the white population is far more materialistic and object driven than those of other ethnic backgrounds.

Max Weber and Thorstein Veblen were writing about this sort of thing 100 years ago and it still seems to be holding true.

Skunkabilly
December 29, 2003, 03:48 PM
I've also seen some very convincing arguments that, at least in this country, the white population is far more materialistic and object driven than those of other ethnic backgrounds.

You haven't met many Asians have you :p To many of them, it's all about the *bring*bring*, merit and status. Keep the kids indoors, do homework and violin/piano so they go to Buueerkrey (Berkeley), UC Erray (UCLA), See-tan-fut (Stanford) or Haa-waad (Harvard) in the hopes they become engineer or doc-tah. Aiieeeyah, how come you not mallied yet, lah?

Ledbetter
December 29, 2003, 03:52 PM
Maybe people with health insurance get diagnosed at a higher rate than those who don't. Psychiatrists don't get paid to treat well people, after all.

Regards.

Correia
December 29, 2003, 03:52 PM
I'm having a really hard time seeing how this has anything to do with civil liberties, guns, or laws or politics applying to either of those things.

Closed as OT.

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