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Old 04-03-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, B.C., Canada
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With nods to Buddha and Aristotle, a United Nations expert panel on Monday called for all countries to measure and track the happiness of their people, and to adopt a “a very different model of humanity” oriented toward subjective wellbeing rather than per capita gross national product.

Ranking Canadians as fifth-happiest in the world based on survey data — after Denmark, Finland, Norway and Holland — the World Happiness Report says happiness is unequally distributed within and among countries for reasons that transcend money and politics.

source: World Happiness Report: Success can

Hmm I think I would be even more happy if the Vancouver Canucks can win the Stanley Cup this year
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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If you go by the new Happy Planet Index, Canada is the happiest country in the world.

The Index measures countries on 3 variables:
- experienced well-being
- life expectancy
- ecological foot-print

Taking all of these factors into account, Costa Rica is #1.

However, on the experienced well-being measure, which to my mind is closest to measuring happiness Canada is #1.

The data | Happy Planet Index
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Do you really need online articles to tell you whether or not you are happy? lol
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:29 AM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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Do you really need online articles to tell you whether or not you are happy? lol
It's called validation
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Sing this to yourselves over and over!


Ivor Cutler - I'm happy - YouTube
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Old 10-10-2012, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Lower east side of Toronto
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It's called validation
Validate all you want and it will not bring me any joy...I want to see results....The UN...well.....they should do a study and find out who is the most unhappy nation in the world....see if that validation has any effect?
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