America issues are relative. When Americans lament over things like our “happiness,” specifically that we aren’t “happy enough” they forget that the comparison to countries like Finland is seriously pointless.
It is only fruitful to compare America the other “great” countries of the world, with “greatness” denoting size, population, economy, global influence, and other similar factors. Therefore, it is only just to make comparisons to China, Japan, Germany, India, and Russia.
China currently puts its Muslim population in vast concentration camps, Japan’s women are living in a beyond an antiquated patriarchy, a huge chunk of the population lives like the third world in India, and the pillars of truth and justice of Russia are not known for their solid standing.
Every country of this size has its faults. Perhaps Germany is “happier” while still being successful, but their population is a quarter of the size or less compared to the rest of these countries. America, united, has its faults, but the issues aren’t ones that are solved by breaking up.