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Old 03-21-2014, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Get happy in the world's happiest countries - CNN.com

1.Denmark
2.Norway
3.Switzerland
4.Netherlands
5.Sweden
6.Canada
7.Finland
8.Austria
9.Iceland
10.Australia


Complete list here (page 22-24)---> http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads...013_online.pdf

Israel 11th, UAE 14th, Panama 15th, Mexico 16th, Venezuela 20th
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:11 PM
 
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Get happy in the world's happiest countries - CNN.com

1.Denmark
2.Norway
3.Switzerland
4.Netherlands
5.Sweden
6.Canada
7.Finland
8.Austria
9.Iceland
10.Australia


Complete list here (page 22-24)---> http://unsdsn.org/wp-content/uploads...013_online.pdf

Israel 11th, UAE 14th, Panama 15th, Mexico 16th, Venezuela 20th
Wait, that can't be true. These are all "socialist" countries.
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Old 03-21-2014, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Loidis
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I guess happiness coincides with dullness.

Well, except Mexico and Venezuela. They have drug cartels and riots to keep them occupied.
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:04 PM
 
Location: LONDON BABY
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So they are ALL white countries, really?
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Old 03-21-2014, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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So they are ALL white countries, really?
Canada is not nearly as 'white' as many would think. Most of these countries in the top ten, regardless of how you describe their prevailing historical or even current racial/ethnic profiles are stable, first world, highly developed democracies with advanced social progress and laws that support human rights for most if not all their citizenry. In other words, more people who live in these countries probably really are generally more content than other countries. This list isn't shocking to me at all.
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Old 03-22-2014, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Hungary 110th and Bulgaria 144th, only EU countries outside Top 90
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Old 03-22-2014, 01:11 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Happiest countries are usually tropical and poor.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Ilomantsi Pötsönvaara
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Happiest countries are usually tropical and poor.
Yes, like Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.
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Old 03-22-2014, 06:29 AM
 
Location: Europe
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I always heard about Costa Rica first.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Toronto
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Happiest countries are usually tropical and poor.
Briefly looking at the methodology of the report - they not only delved into happiness as an emotional state at any given time, but also happiness with life as a whole and feelings of wellbeing. In poorer countries, feelings of happiness with life as a whole and wellbeing may not be as high as those where people have positive feelings about their future prospects for themselves and for their children. Those in poorer countries may be happy in spite of these things, but they certainly are not positive about the future when they are worried more about the lower end of Maslow's hierarchy.
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