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Overall, do you expect 2012 to be better or worse for you than 2011?

That is, as far as what you expect to happen to you personally, not to the world in general.

Obviously, some individual things can be better while others are worse, and vice versa. But it's the overall balance that I'm interested in here.

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posted 27-Dec-2011 10:36am  
I'm expecting better.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 27-Dec-2011 10:45am  
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posted 27-Dec-2011 10:55am  
I expect the peaks to be higher and the troughs to be lower.
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posted 27-Dec-2011 12:34pm  
About the same. I have a very good life. I don't have reason to expect major changes either for the better or the worse, although you never know what will happen.
posted 27-Dec-2011 1:58pm  
It can't be financially worse. So, that should improve. It should be better.
posted 27-Dec-2011 3:08pm  
A little bit better than 2011 things are looking up for me
posted 27-Dec-2011 7:42pm  
I hope better...I have to take big steps toward bettering my health.
posted 28-Dec-2011 9:20am  
Overall, a little better. I just got a new desktop computer, so 2012 should be without the computer problems I had in 2011. Otherwise, work and vacations and so on, about the same.
posted 28-Dec-2011 3:40pm  
Probably better. Hard to tell though. It largely depends on if the summers here make the winters worthwhile.
(reply to Liss) posted 28-Dec-2011 3:41pm  
I've traveled the country without a dime to my name. You sure about that?
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 28-Dec-2011 4:51pm  
Yes, I am. I'm at university. I need to pay rent. And I need to eat food. I could get by on library resources, and I don't have to be in societies, but they cost money and improve my standard of life. I'm behind on rent, again, because the company who are meant to give me my loans have messed it up for the past four months.
(reply to Liss) posted 28-Dec-2011 5:35pm  
When I lived in Santa Cruz, CA there was a tent encampment of students in the forest. It kind of sounded like fun.
posted 28-Dec-2011 6:45pm  
I'm fascinated that majorities said 2012 would be worse for the world and for their country and then all but one said it would be the same or better for themselves.
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 28-Dec-2011 7:47pm  
I'd like to see that in Liverpool!
(reply to Liss) posted 28-Dec-2011 8:40pm  
I heard a university dormitory in Halifax Nova Scotia Canada was appropriated by students during a protest and wasn't returned for more than a decade.
(reply to dab) posted 28-Dec-2011 8:42pm  
Well in my case it's because I'm filing bankruptcy and now living with the assistance of my parents. I'd say that explains better personally, but worse nationally.
posted 29-Dec-2011 9:14am  
I'd like to say, "it can't get no worse" (Lennon-McCartney: It's Getting Better); but of course it can, and probably will.
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 30-Dec-2011 12:28am  
I can't imagine how it would be better.
posted 31-Dec-2011 8:23pm  
Probably about the same. I had an excellent 2011.
(reply to they) posted 1-Jan-2012 6:47am  
I can easily see how one might say 'I can't see how it could get worse' and perhaps not really mean it as they just haven't bothered to imagine things like meteors crashing into the earth, but not better? Does that mean you have no imagination for a fantastic life, already have a fantastic life, or just despair of possibly having one in the coming year?
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Kristal_Rose) posted 1-Jan-2012 8:40am  
2011 was pretty great for me.
(reply to they) posted 2-Jan-2012 7:01am  
Ah, yay, the best of my imaginations.
posted 2-Jan-2012 11:08am  
This is going to be the best year of my life!!!
Doesn't mean I won't have a bad day here or there, I'm excited about being alive smiley:::grin
(reply to they) posted 2-Jan-2012 11:13am  
Looks like you and me will be giddy together this year smiley:::grin
they Survey Central Subscriber Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to cloudhugger) posted 2-Jan-2012 11:38am  
posted 4-Jan-2012 12:57pm  
Everything put together, probably a wash.
posted 31-Jan-2012 5:46pm  
About the same. I've got slightly more debt than this time last year - but I'm getting paid slightly more so I have roughly the same amount of money. I would like to lose some weight and generally pay more attention to my fitness, so hopefully I'll be feeling and looking a lot better.

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