M.D., Psychiatrist and Relationship Expert Carole Lieberman analyzes our Tokii Mood Map’s aggregated results and weighs in on the hotly debated topic of America’s East vs. West. Read on and find out how living on either extremity of the land of the free can affect your mood. Then, let us know if you agree!
Based on our Mood Map’s aggregated data, people in the West Coast of the US are feeling a lot more serene than people on the East Coast. Why do you think West Coasters are feeling more Peaceful than the rest of the country’s population?
“People on the West coast (like me) are ensconced in nature more than many people in the rest of the country. We are more likely to have ocean views, play outdoor sports like volleyball on the beach, and generally have more space around us than people who live in cities.”
Why do you think people on the East coast are consistently setting sadder moods than the rest of the country’s population?
“People on the East coast (where I’m originally from) feel sadder because they have less space to live in, are surrounded by more industry [and] are more driven and frustrated by current societal problems, such as the economy. Also, the East coast suffered more because of 9/11 and still have PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) more seriously than the rest of us.”
We’re getting a lot of positive feedback about our Mood Map- it seems everyone is looking to sneak a peak into the lives and emotions of others! Why do you think people are so interested in discovering how other people feel?
“Everyone is struggling to be loved, appreciated, successful and happy. By knowing intimate details about others’ lives, people can see that we are all human and have the same struggles and flaws.”