Canada among the 10 happiest countries in the world: Apparently warm weather isn’t the key to bliss
From the NationalPost.com
Take a sweater or something warm if you visit the world’s happiest countries. The Top 5 — including Canada — are all snowy, wintry nations.
Only the slightest of margins separates Switzerland, Iceland, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Canada in the top ranks of the United Nations’ World Happiness Report released Thursday.
All of the happiest countries are rich, although only three of the Top 10 overlap with the 10 wealthiest countries based on gross domestic product per capita — Switzerland, Norway and Australia.
The idea behind the report is that well-being is determined by more than just wealth, and that improving life satisfaction or happiness ought to be a consideration in public policy-making.
But aside from the fun provided by seeing which countries are happier than others — and yes, the United States has yet to crack the Top 10 and remains just below Mexico at #15 — this year’s report provides new evidence supporting the claim that happiness matters.
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