Two of my favorite blog pals Victoria NeuroNotes and Ark A Tale Unfolds this week in separate occasions made statements which caused me to write this post. First Victoria quoted Psychology Today, “such as Scandinavia, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, etc., are faring much better on nearly every single indicator of well-being imaginable than the most religious nations on earth today. ” While I don’t disagree with this statement, I am always pressed to know , “is there more ?” This morning at Ark’s blog, he said (about his country of South Africa), ““This is not the type of country where one leaves one’s door/gate open I’m afraid; unless you want uninvited wealth distribution agents at your door every five minutes.”
So I decided to look at the countries who appear to be the happiest and have the best personal well being and discovered some other interesting attributes.
According to The UN’s Sustainable Development Solutions Network the top 10 Happiest Countries for 2016 are:
7) The Netherlands
8) New Zealand
Searching further, I found this interesting article describing 6 reasons why these countries are so happy.
I know the good ol USA should consider these 6 reasons . Your countries too ? 🙂