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Everyone like me is happy.

But I never am.

Well, except in England.

(First post here, hope it's not too obscure!)

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    $\begingroup$ Welcome to Puzzling Stack Exchange! $\endgroup$ – QuantumTwinkie Jul 21 at 15:17
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks! I like it here already! $\endgroup$ – Spandan Jul 21 at 15:59
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Are you

Christmas

?

Everyone like you would be

Other holidays: Happy New Year, Happy Hallowe'en, Happy Birthday, Happy Independence Day (in whatever country)

But you never are

Merry Christmas is more common

Except in England

where they do say Happy Christmas quite regularly

A minor quibble, not "everyone like you" fits this, eg

Happy Yom Kippur is somewhere between funny and a faux-pas. There may be others.

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    $\begingroup$ Well done! I was afraid it was too little information! $\endgroup$ – Spandan Jul 22 at 18:04
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You're

Happy, the dwarf.

Everyone like me is happy

Because you're happy all the time.

But I never am. Well, except in England.

You're Happy in England, but in other countries you have other names.

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    $\begingroup$ I think this would still hold true in other English speaking countries. The mention of England seems very specific here. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Jul 21 at 15:17
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    $\begingroup$ Interesting answer! It's not the one I had in mind, though - I have no reason to believe that Happy isn't happy. $\endgroup$ – Spandan Jul 21 at 16:01
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Given the specific reference to England I think the answer might be

Mondays

Everyone like me is happy.
But I never am.

"Everyone like me" here refers to the other days of the week which are generally relatively "happier" than Mondays as Mondays represent the start of the working or school week for a lot of people.

Well, except in England.

In England, they have the band Happy Mondays so this would be the possible specific exception (relating Mondays to the word "happy").

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    $\begingroup$ Also an interesting answer! But I've never heard of Happy Mondays, and know very little about England in general. The riddle doesn't require England-specific knowledge to that level. $\endgroup$ – Spandan Jul 21 at 16:05
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Might it be

the game 'We Happy Few'

Everyone like me is happy.

They take a drug called 'Joy' which takes away bad memories and only leaves the good ones

But I never am.

The main character (you) stopped taking the drugs and sees the world as it is. Because you stop taking the drug you are no longer happy like the others.

Well, except in England.

The game plays itself in an alternate version of England in which Germany has taken over.

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Is it the minion "kevin" from the movie Minions?🤔🤣 Because he wanted to travel and then finally does and meets the main "villain" Gru?

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  • $\begingroup$ could you emphasize on the minion $\endgroup$ – TruVortex_07 Jul 22 at 2:06
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  • $\begingroup$ Hahaha, very creative! Is Gru in England though? I don't remember the movies well enough to see your logic. $\endgroup$ – Spandan Jul 22 at 6:19
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Going out on a limb here...

Present

Everyone like me is happy. But I never am.

People speak of the good old days, or the bright future, but the present always sucks.

Well, except in England.

Present, as a word meaning gift, is 4 times more commonly used in UK English than other English variants. And presents do make people happy.

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  • $\begingroup$ "Present" in that sense is still very common in AmE. Can't speak for Canadians, Aussies, etc., but I'm pretty sure that meaning is widely understood in all flavors of English. $\endgroup$ – Darrel Hoffman Jul 22 at 14:16
  • $\begingroup$ @DarrelHoffman I do agree, but it is FAR more common in the UK. I did express I was on a limb. I guess it snapped. $\endgroup$ – Weckar E. Jul 22 at 16:13
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I doubt this is it, but maybe?

You are:

A clam

Everyone like me is happy.

The phrase "happy as a clam" is pretty common.

But I never am.

Are clams actually happy? Do they even have the mental capacity for joy? Can we ever even know?

Well, except in England.

Well, there's this popular restaurant in Maine, so that's at least in New England...

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