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The Happiest Country on Earth: The Winner Is ...

 

Jessica Durando , USA TODAYPublished 2:02 a.m. ET March 20, 2017

The U.S. Declaration of Independence inscribed as a fundamental right "the pursuit of happiness," but Norway has taken that goal most to heart.

 

The Scandinavian nation of 5 million, known for its spectacular fjords, reindeer and "Midnight Sun," ranks No. 1 among 155 countries rated for happiness in a United Nations report out Monday.

 

It helps that Norway, which moved up from fourth place last year to dethrone Denmark, has oil wealth. That boosted the per person annual income, as measured by economic output, to more than $100,000 — nearly double that of the United States. It also helps that it has a low unemployment rate slightly below the U.S. (4.7%) and low income inequality — the gap between the richest and poor citizens is one-third as large as that in the U.S.

 

A cold climate also seems to correlate with happiness: The top seven countries all are in northern locations: Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands and Canada, according to the ranking in the fifth annual World Happiness Report.

 

"By choosing to produce oil deliberately and investing the proceeds for the benefit of future generations, Norway has protected itself from the volatile ups and downs of many other oil-rich economies," said John Helliwell, one of the authors of the report.

 

Countries that achieved positive results have "high levels of mutual trust, shared purpose, generosity and good governance," said Helliwell, a professor at the University of British Columbia. "All of these are found in Norway, as well as in the other top countries."

 

Happiness in the United States appears to be declining. Rattled by a slow economic recovery and deeply partisan political landscape, the U.S. dropped down one spot from last year to the 14th happiest in the world. Decreased social support and increased corruption are two of the main causes, according to the report. Americans, however, are happier than European counterparts Germany (16th), the United Kingdom (19th) and France (31st).

 

The report, published by the U.N. Sustainable Development Solutions Network, shows that while economic variables matter, factors such as healthy years of life expectancy, freedom, social support, trust and generosity do, too.

 

The five lowest ranked were Central African Republic, Burundi, Tanzania, Syria and Rwanda.

 

"Countries at the bottom end of the rankings typically have low values of all six of the key variables — income, health, social support, freedom, generosity and absence of corruption," Helliwell said. "They also include countries afflicted by internal and external conflicts or still trying to recover from past economic, political and civil disruptions."

 

 

Among the report's other findings:

•  In richer countries, the biggest source of unhappiness is mental illness.

• Income differences matter more in poorer countries.

• Work plays a key role, as unemployment causes a big drop in happiness.

Happiest countries:

1. Norway

2. Denmark

3. Iceland

4. Switzerland

5. Finland

6. Netherlands

7. Canada

8. New Zealand

9. Australia

10. Sweden

Least happy countries: 

1. Central African Republic

2. Burundi

3. Tanzania

4. Syria

5. Rwanda

6. Togo

7. Guinea

8. Liberia

9. South Sudan

10. Yemen

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/03/20/happiest-country-world-united-nations/99280014/

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not in the slightest

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i used to think i was.
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post #4 of 32

No, and I probably won't ever be. I always want more for myself, my family/friends, etc.

post #5 of 32
Happiness is all about the next step.

Reaching a goal makes you happy, then you surf that happiness wave until it wears off.

As of now, i'm not happy, but i'm working hard to reach my next goal. Then i'll be riding that wave for a while.

Happiness is not a finality, it's always a work in progress.
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post #6 of 32
Yes
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Yes, might as well be. But it taken me work to be grateful and Feliz.
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post #8 of 32

i've met a bunch of australian people in my life and they have all been cool AF. 

it doesn't surprise me to see them on the happy list.  

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I'm happier then I was at this time last year
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post #10 of 32
I'm getting there.
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I'm not unhappy.

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post #12 of 32
No
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Don't remember what happy feels like.

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You find yourself in the 520 and I'll buy you a burrito fam

Thank you bro, same to you if you're up in the 480.
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Naw, not at all.
...but this will make me appreciate the good times when they come
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post #17 of 32
I'm pretty happy
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damn sorry to see that a lot of ya'll seem to be unhappy.

 

personally i can't lie i'm pretty happy in general. we all have our times when we feel down but i don't find myself feeling that way very often.

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Not gonna be happy n' content until i get my parents out of the hood and move them into a mansion.
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Yep. Very happy. Life isn't always easy, but it's what I want. Hoping all of NT gets what they want... unless it belongs to me. Then we have problems.
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I'm happy.
I feel a lot of people stress too much.
Or want more, more is good but remember you already have more than others. People end up making their lives too complicated and just put themselves in a stressful state of mind/way of life.

Gotta remember if it can be fixed, why worry? If it can't, why worry?

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post #23 of 32

I suppose. 

I'm blessed to have such a loving family and even have the privilege to attend college... which many people my age can't do. 

But more times than not I think so what? All of this feels like a scam sometimes and that I'm just wasting my life away in this system. 

I also stress WAY too much in life. Like too much. Something I need to work on but I feel like that serves as a hinderance to my life as I'm always anxious about getting something done. 

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post #24 of 32
Good to c cats in (+) spirits. Repped


I'm good. Can b a lot worse,
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post #25 of 32
Yes!!
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The moment you realized or questioned if you're happy, you're no longer happy because you're already out of that moment.
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post #27 of 32
I have my moments. Constantly worried about my daughter want more money from my job need more time/energy for the gym. Being a father is tough man, it's never ending struggle to want the best for my baby. Don't even know how where to begin. I need to blaze I think.
post #28 of 32
Yes and no. I was just on vacation and was very happy to actually spend quality time with my fam. When I'm at home and spending time with them, I'm good.

Now I'm back at work realizing how much I loathe my workplace. I know happiness isn't derived from your job, but I'll be damned if doing something fulfilling wouldn't bring me more peace. We all spend way too much time at work to be stuck doing some BS we get nothing out of (besides money). I've GOT to find a different path forward for the sake of me and my fam.
post #29 of 32
im happy, learned that material things are just...things.



only thing is im scared all of this will just go away...just like that... eyes.gif
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post #30 of 32
i'm the happiest i've ever been.
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