I found an argument on reddit–

Of all places–
About whether or not English
Was a sad language
Or a happy one.
Charts and articles put forth
Studies and numbers of “sad” words
And “happy” words,
And words that were neither. 
Is neglected sad?
Or does it make you feel sad?
Is full happy,
Or does it just stimulate the feeling?
And I wondered
Why poetry is easier when you’re sad
Than when you’re happy.
Is it because there are more words for sadness,
Or because words don’t matter as much
when you’re happy?