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Happy?

Post by Lance Kennedy » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:29 pm

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/n ... aland-rank

Norway now ranks the happiest country on Earth, according to the latest survey. The top ten are :

Norway
Denmark
Iceland
Switzerland
Finland
Netherlands
Canada
New Zealand
Australia
Sweden

The USA comes in at 14th.

It cannot be money, since Norway has risen in the happiness scale while its income has dropped, due to a drop in oil price. What makes a happy country?

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Re: Happy?

Post by Monster » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:39 pm

Low expectations. :)
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Re: Happy?

Post by Paul Anthony » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:55 pm

A lack of war?

Trust in one's government (whether founded or unfounded)?

Individual freedom?

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Re: Happy?

Post by Poodle » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:03 pm

Bribery.

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Re: Happy?

Post by Gord » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:18 am

Lack of desire.
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Re: Happy?

Post by Lance Kennedy » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:41 am

My own feeling is that security ranks high. Not a guarantee of happiness, of course. But it is hard to be happy if you are under some kind of threat. Certainly, the top nations in that list are very secure places.

Looking at the bottom placed nations is also revealing. We see places like Yemen, Sudan, Somalia. Places with poverty and civil war.

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Re: Happy?

Post by TJrandom » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:54 am

A reasonable expectation for a non-declining future...

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Re: Happy?

Post by Matthew Ellard » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:33 am

Lance Kennedy wrote: Norway now ranks the happiest country on Earth, according to the latest survey. The top ten are :

Norway (beer)
Denmark (beer)
Iceland (beer)
Switzerland (beer)
Finland (beer)
Netherlands (beer)
Canada (beer)
New Zealand (beer)
Australia (beer)
Sweden (beer)

The USA comes in at 14th. (Budweiser)

What makes a happy country?
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