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Old 21-03-2017, 06:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Thailand ranked 32 on World Happiness Report 2017 as Norway comes on top

Norway displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country as Thailand was ranked 32 compared to last year’s 33rd ranking in the World Happiness Report 2017 produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012.

Nordic countries are the most content whereas countries in the sub-Saharan Africa, along with Syria and Yemen, are the least happy of the 155 countries ranked in the fifth annual report released at the UN.

Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden rounded out the top ten countries.

South Sudan, Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central Africa Republic were at the bottom.

“Happy countries are the ones that have a healthy balance of prosperity, as conventionally measured, and social capital, meaning a high degree of trust in a society, low inequality and confidence in government,” said Jeffrey Sachs, director of the SDSN and a special advisor to the UN secretary-general.

The rankings are based on six factors – per capital gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and absence of corruption in government or business.

Sachs said the US is falling in the ranking due to inequality, distrust and corruption. He added that economic measures that President Donald Trump administration is trying to pursue will make things worse.

Thailand ranked 32 on World Happiness Report 2017 as Norway comes on top - Thai PBS English News
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The Thais are good at accepting the way things are and not how they want them to be. I noticed the Philippines ranked number 72; my personal experience is that -in general- the Filipinos seem happier than the Thais. They know their country is f'ked up; the Thais get defensive about any criticisms.

The Aussies, Canadians and Americans in their home countries seem more content than the expats I meet abroad. But I guess that's why they left
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I noticed the Philippines ranked number 72; my personal experience is that -in general- the Filipinos seem happier than the Thais.
Thoroughly agree.

And if the Flippers want to pursue life overseas/a better life they do seem to try to use what experience and skills they have to achieve that goal, instead of lying on their backs (gross generalization, fire away).
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Impossible to define what is comfort and inner-happiness from one locale to the next..

Another meaningless Eurocentric-based comparative survey, where ample Kool-Aid is consumed.
Ho hum.
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Nice comparison. The Jim Jones philosophy. The proof is in the pudding. Not hard to swallow I would imagine.
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I noticed the Philippines ranked number 72; my personal experience is that -in general- the Filipinos seem happier than the Thais.
Thoroughly agree.

And if the Flippers want to pursue life overseas/a better life they do seem to try to use what experience and skills they have to achieve that goal, instead of lying on their backs (gross generalization, fire away).
The positive thing about Filipinos is that they make the best of their poor situation. On the flip side, I don't see this country ever moving ahead.

It is what it is
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instead of lying on their backs (gross generalization, fire away).
Presumably aimed at the "undeveloped", rural folk or the hookers, in Thailand. Making enough cash to survive at their chosen comfort level.

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Another meaningless Eurocentric-based comparative survey, where ample Kool-Aid is consumed.
The micromanaged/performance driven, ever watched and immigrant supported "developed", sheeple. Making enough virtual cash to survive at their chosen comfort level.
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