Friday, July 04, 2008

the giddy ascent to happiness

And the world's happiest country is . . .. U.S. Reuters -- Interesting article; at least, it seems our world happiness quotient is on the rise. Other links here to the University of Michigan news service and here to the actual study allow you to peruse the data; I'd recommend digging through it; it's instructive and encouraging. The bottom line:

"Ultimately, the most important determinant of happiness is the extent to which people have free choice in how to live their lives . . .."

1 comment:

  1. Happiness is so relative lol. I watched 60 Minutes' piece on Denmark. They interviewed some Danes. The overriding factor was that they didn't expect a lot and were content with what they had. Not a typical U.S. mentality would you agree? lol