Friday, March 18, 2016

How is your level of happiness?

Believe it or not, the U.N. has come up with a “world's happiness report” ranking, and for 2013-2015, Denmark has reclaimed its place as the world’s happiest country displacing Switzerland as number 2, while Burundi ranks as dead last (157th) as the least happy nation in the world, according to this year's report, released on Wednesday. 22.

This ranking is made up of elements like GDP per capita, social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity and perceptions of corruption among others.

I've no doubt that if he were elected, Trump would let “America be great again” and, as a result, we'd easily blow past Denmark (which happens to be one of the countries Bernie Sanders takes as an example to follow...)

Yet, I still feel good that we're a solid 13th, still ahead of Germany (16th), Belgium (18th), filthy-rich Luxembourg (20th), the UK (28th) and France (a surprising and distant 32nd)!

This said, and based on the numbers contained in the report, if I let my mood fluctuate plus or minus 5 percent, I'd feel at best like a Dane and at worst like the Frenchman I still am, so it's not totally this bad!

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