The Unhappiness Factor

Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.

-Ernest Hemingway

Put a smile on your face
Don't bring everybody down like this
Don't worry, it will soon pass
Whatever it is
Don't worry, be happy

-Bobby McFerrin, 'Don't Worry, Be Happy'


Prologue: The Shepherd

In the year 2010, seperation of state and church ceased to exist. State was church. Church was state.

In the year 2011, a new leader was chosen. No one knew his name, and no one cared. He was the Great Shepherd, and the people were his Sheep.

In the year 2012, the regions of North and South America were united into one great country – the Great Shepherd's HL (Holy Land).

In the year 2013, homosexuality was outlawed as an OTG (Offense To God). Millions of gays and lesbians were placed in NSD camps (Natural Sexuality Development).

In the year 2015, the Wolf Law was passed. Wolves (people of other religions than Christianity) were no longer allowed to travel freely into the HL. Whenever a Wolf was discovered within the HL, he or she would instantly be executed, before he/she could infect Sheep with his/her different beliefs. Furthermore, Sheep were not allowed to leave the HL unless their missions got the Great Shepherd's approval.

In the year 2019, the Happiness Law was passed.