To be happy is to feel pleasure or contentment, and I believe it is one of the most important aspect of a person’s life. Everyone should aim to be happy, because to be happy is to be fulfilled in life. With this is mind, what is the happiest place on earth?
Disneyland has been nicknamed “the happiest place on earth”, and although many people may be happy while in Disneyland, I don’t think it can truly be ‘the happiest place on earth’ because many people are also unhappy there. Defining the happiest place in the world is a challenge. Is it a measure of the highest concentration of happy people per capita? Is it the place makes people happiest, even if it’s only temporary? Another problem facing finding the happiest place in the world is that happiness is not a uniform feeling, different things will make different people happy.
The World Happiness Report, released by the UN, ranks Norway as the happiest place in the world. This report measures ‘subjective well being’ by having citizens of different countries answer this question, “Imagine a ladder, with steps numbered from 0 at the bottom to 10 at the top. The top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible life for you. On which step of the ladder would you say you personally feel you stand at this time?” The happiest country Norway had the average result of a 7.54 and the saddest country, Central African Republic had an average of a 2.69. The report also determines why one country is happier than another by looking at economic strength (measured in GDP per capita), social support, life expectancy, freedom of choice, generosity, and perceived corruption. Norway is the happiest place in the world because they have the best economic strength, social support, life expectancy and generosity, the people there feel the happiest out of people in other countries.
Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-39325206Tags: happiest place in the world happiness norway