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The 10 Happiest Countries In The World, And Why We're Not One Of Them

Mauro Sanhueza-Celsi

The UN just released its second World Happiness Report, which ranks countries according to happiness levels. Nordic countries are at the top this year, while the U.S., Egypt, & Greece are all more disgruntled than they were in years past. Economic output is a crude measure of national success. It accounts for negative transactions as much as positive things . Rich people do tend to be happier. But the same isn't true for countries: the U.S. has become richer without improving well-being overall.

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  • Andrea Margutti

    is sweden so happy? ;-) go to live there for a couple of years and then let me know what do you think about this survey... ;-)

    • Yasha Wallin

      The social services are so great in Sweden, I imagine the quality of life would be quite good. Why do you say its not such a happy country?

      • Andrea Margutti

        I agree with you about that (welfare, transportation, quality of life and so on...) but I had never seen (I almost lived there for a couple of years) so much people (from 16 to 90, every kind of "class" or cultural extraction/level) with alcool problems, heavy or low psycological problems, depression, women abuse and so on...both in big cities (stockholm and goteborg) and coutryside.

        at first sitght everything is really perfect, when you dig in people life and when you spend weeks and weekends goining around almost everywhere (from pubs to discos, etc) you see different things too. these statistics should take care about these aspects too.

        (here in italy we have many other problems but really nothing about those kind of "things" and for sure we are generally people more happy and cheerful than swedish),