The Happiest Country in the World

According to the latest World Happiness Report, Norway is the world’s happiest country.  The report measures many different things to calculate “happiness.”  Some of the measurements include:

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Photo Credit: Enokson Flickr via Compfight cc

  • Generosity
  • Healthy life expectancy
  • Perceived freedom
  • Having someone to count on
  • Money (or gross national product)
  • Happiness in the workplace

Another incredible country is Bhutan.  This small country located in South Asia has GNH – or gross national happiness.  GNH measures an individual’s quality of life and tries to find a balance between materials and spirituality.  And Bhutan isn’t alone.    Some cities and towns in the United States and abroad have started their own “happiness initiatives” to find out if people living in a certain area are satisfied.

Read these articles to find out more about the World’s Happiest Countries and Bhutan’s Gross National Happiness.  Also, checkout these happiness tools.

Where do you think the United States and other countries ranked?  Any thoughts on Bhutan’s GNH or the happiness tools?  We’d love to hear from you!      



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