I don't know how but, somehow, El Paso has made it to a list of "happiest cities in the nation". I checked, it's not El Paso, COLORADO, it's actually El Paso, TEXAS! The 915, the Sun City.

Late night trip to the Scenic Drive - Overlook looking over El Paso
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If you're wondering why I'm so shocked, it's not because I don't think it's a happy place, it's because I'm so used to people always complaining about El Paso and hoping to one day escape it.

Well, despite several naysayers, this Community Well-Being Index report, that is produced by Gallup and Healthways, ranks El Paso as one of the happiest cities in the nation. El Paso comes at number 2 and they say:

The most populous city in West Texas ranks in the nation’s top 5 on the personal purpose component. Happy workers are the city's strong suit, and the city ranks well for compensation, low cost of living, job opportunities, and work-life balance.

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El Paso's highest scoring area was in personal purpose. Which is weird because I usually hear a lot of people complaining about work, compensation and job opportunities. In fact, most recently, one of our El Paso hacks was simply to leave the 915.

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I'm not entirely sure how this report found these stats on El Pasoans being happy, but I feel like if they just went around the city for awhile, they would probably change it back.

However, I'm pretty happy in El Paso. Did I ever think about leaving? Of course I did! But, in the end, I learned how to embrace the Sun City, flaws and all.

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