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You will have to excuse my poor skills at doing the links ,but it is available on line

 

1 -Denmark ...in fact the top 5 are all European

 

Oz and nz 8 & 9

 

U.k 23rd

 

Iam sure someone can post it up


BUT I DONT FEEL AFRAID

AS LONG AS I GAZE AT

WATERLOO SUNSET

IAM IN PARADISE

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Somebody already has


Jeremy Corbyn on the EU  " A European bureaucracy totally unaccountable to anybody"

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You will have to excuse my poor skills at doing the links ,but it is available on line

 

1 -Denmark ...in fact the top 5 are all European

 

Oz and nz 8 & 9

 

U.k 23rd

 

Iam sure someone can post it up

 

I think you'll find that it's 8. NZ 9. Australia

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Not Denmark again. Still it helps to come from a country with a good pension and overall welfare system, Cycles everywhere and makes great TV and films.

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So it looks like having hot sunny weather is not the key to happiness then.


Jeremy Corbyn on the EU  " A European bureaucracy totally unaccountable to anybody"

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What a load of BS. Who would really believe this as representative of World hapiness ... from a ranking list..

Edited by gee13

"Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." :biggrin:

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What a load of BS. Who would really believe this as representative of World hapiness ... from a ranking list..

 

Cheer up, you're ruining our ranking :wubclub:

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I always thought Bhutan was supposed to be the world's happiest country :daydreaming:


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away :smile:

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For some reason the cold countries are happiest.


I want it all, and I want it now.

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Easy to please.. Just give them a mug of hot cocoa.


We all live wherever we feel the most smug, I mean, snug.

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For some reason the cold countries are happiest.

 

Maybe their fingers are froze so they just ticked the "yes I am happy box" instead of the "No and please give your reasons why..." box :laugh:

 

Jokes aside, I have never visited any of the top 5, but I am sure they are beautiful places. Cold beautiful places.

Edited by M1cha3la

Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave..........

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Some people are happiest indoors.


We all live wherever we feel the most smug, I mean, snug.

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my hubby reckons the only reason the top 5 countries are in the top 5 is cause moaning brits dont move there. he better only be joking :mad:

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Uk is lower than I would have thought-

Just watched the footy and had roughly 5 paddy pints with me mates. Ranking is right up there in 3rd or 4th place for a Thursday night. When I get up and go to work it will be 2.5degreess C and it will be at least 23rd best place. Uk is great when merry or sunny otherwise always slightly dull. Especially when Liverpool win.

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I always thought Bhutan was supposed to be the world's happiest country :daydreaming:

 

It is, but it's almost impossible to get in to visit so maybe the people doing the survey couldn't get it to include it (I haven't actually checked the list to see if Bhutan was on there).


Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self control to be understanding and forgiving.

Dale Carnegie – 1888-1955, Author and Lecturer

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I always thought Bhutan was supposed to be the world's happiest country :daydreaming:

 

I suspect there are different happiness ratings as I recall Bhutan being called that as well. Also recall one year decades ago when Vanuatu was judged happiest. This survey in question is obviously rich, western nation focused. Those nations with the best overall social security come out on top.

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I always thought Bhutan was supposed to be the world's happiest country :daydreaming:

 

The reality does not live up to the propaganda. At one stage there were over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees living in camps in Nepal. There are a significant number of Bhutanese refugees in Tasmania.

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The reality does not live up to the propaganda. At one stage there were over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees living in camps in Nepal. There are a significant number of Bhutanese refugees in Tasmania.

 

I'm not saying their country is the happiest but the happiest people I've met here in Tasmania are a couple of families from Mongolia. They manage a market garden and are the most delightful people - always happy and smiling. They have twinkling eyes and rosy red cheeks and their enjoyment of life is easy to see.


Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away :smile:

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Some people are happiest indoors.

 

God, not me. Drives me cuckoo being cooped up

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I always thought the suicide rate was very, very high in Australia- maybe I got that wrong. Still- if you are busy offing yourself you wouldn't have time for a survey on happiness I guess.

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I think people commit suicide in every country.

Denmark probably as much as anywhere.

 

They only survey 3000 people in each country too. Is that enough?


I want it all, and I want it now.

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The aboriginal population has much higher suicide rates than the rest of the population which probably drags it up. Unsurprising given the amount of poverty, crime, substance abuse, etc. in those communities. It's a real problem with no easy solution.

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