I stumbled upon an article of the world happiest countries.
Scandinavia (who only consists of 5 countries) dominates the top 10, with the Finish flag proudly waving at the top.
I can’t speak for all the countries, but I have lived in Denmark and the Netherlands long enough to judge.
The statics are based on 6 factors:
- GDP per capita.
Can’t disagree. Remember how I always say that money makes me happy (no shame)
- Social Support
Thanks to a great social support system in the Netherlands I was able to finish my education without any debts.
On a side note, this is no longer the case. Students need rich parents or a loan to finish university.
- Life expectancy
You do know what this really means, don’t you?
Because of this great new feature, people who thought they would get their pension at 65, now have to work till 67. Recently this is also increased by 7 months.
With my age, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to enjoy my pension.\
- Freedom to make life choices
These days you can call anyone, anything. Insult them as you like.
It will still be defended as”freedom of speech”. How wonderful.
The Western countries were very generous to refugees.
Now there is no space anymore. The tables have turn.
Racism is slowly being detected.
If you still believe that doctors and hospitals are not commercial, try to shove in some money and see how you’ll suddenly rise in the list for a heart donor.
The less advanced countries might not be blessed with these features, but there is more to happiness.
Some of the Eastern European people I knew would joke about how Western Europeans don’t know how to throw a party.
“It’s not only about who gets drunk the fastest. What about music, food, dancing?”
I can’t disagree.
Yesterday we got back from an event; an African acrobat act.
Maybe other countries would have mastered acrobatic performances better according to skills, but this was different.
There was cheerful African music.
There was local dancing.
There was passion and so much fun.
And even from an airplane you would notice, there was sincere smiling.
I’m not sure if I’ve seen this kind of happiness in any of the top 10 countries.
It makes me wonder, do the happiest countries also have the most genuine smile?