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Old 03-23-2014, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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where religious belief is high , people tend to be happier

im not a believer btw but I know plenty of believers and they seem very happy
Yes like Latin American countries and the Philippines. Poverty do not seem to make people from these countries stop them from laughing and partying.
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:03 PM
 
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As a sociologist I always question how they come to these conclusions and how something like happiness can be quantified and measured. I see these surveys all the time and really, they are far too subjective and even biased to have any real meaning.
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Old 03-23-2014, 11:30 PM
 
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Well, Sociology itself is very subjective and quite biased.
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Old 04-13-2014, 01:01 AM
 
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Well, happiness is about universal objective standards and individual subjective standards simultaneously. There is important relevance to optimistic positive encouragement pleasant versions of thinking and not too much fatalistic, devastating pessimistic negative thinking in everyday personal conscientious emotions.

Lifestyle, Culture, Minimal to Non-Existent Corruption, and Peaceful Quality of Life is all essential to help out in happiness.

Happiness is sometimes easy, and obvious to measure and quantity, yet there is also a more enigmatic, subtle, and difficult to discover characteristics about feeling happiness.

There is no way Denmark is number 1 in most happiest, and there is definitely multiple flaws, and doubts in that list. I only agree with Austria, and Australia in Top 10. There is too much bias with Europe, and also miserable people living in countries of Europe. There is happy countries in Asia, and more of those countries are important to include. Another Global index, ranks some Asian countries very high in World happiness.
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Loidis
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Here we go..
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Old 04-13-2014, 11:11 AM
 
Location: EU27
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Lifestyle, Culture, Minimal to Non-Existent Corruption, and Peaceful Quality of Life is all essential to help out in happiness.
1.Denmark
2.Norway
3.Switzerland
4.Netherlands
5.Sweden
6.Canada
7.Finland
8.Austria
9.Iceland
10.Australia

Yes. I agree with everything.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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WTF? Happy countries are tropical and poor? Then how is Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, and other countries near the top? Actually have any of you seen Panama City? It's not poor. It was a very high HDI and per capita, the highest in Central America and one of the highest in the region. Their people are known to be the most optimistic. Its cities are modern and developed. Mexico and Colombia do still have their poverty, but it's not all poor. There are cities and places that are just as well off as say Germany or New Zealand. Look at parts of Mexico City, Bogota, Medellin, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Queretaro, Aguascalientes, Puebla.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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So they are ALL white countries, really?
Australia and Canada have a lot of non-Europeans. They're multicultural countries.
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Old 08-06-2014, 03:25 AM
 
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Maybe somewhere with palm trees would be happier.

The fact is, reading a list on CNN and actually believing that it's the happiest country in the world is pretty low level thinking. To say ANY country is the happiest or to make a ranking is pretty dumb to be honest.
Exactly what I think.
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Old 08-06-2014, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
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You'll be surprised how the Indonesian got voted to be one of the most happiest, but even if they're poor they seemingly quiet content and didn't complain about life so much.
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