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    Who's Happier Than The Land of Smiles?

    Finland Crowned World’s Happiest for Sixth Year Running in Ranking Dominated by Nordics


    • Nordic countries dominate the top of the happiness ranking
    • US takes 15th place and Lithuania has soared in recent years


    By Leo Laikola (Bloomberg)

    March 20, 2023 at 4:40 PM GMT+7

    Finland ranks as the world’s happiest country for the sixth consecutive year, an unprecedented feat in a list that’s now been published for more than a decade.

    The World Happiness Report unveiled on Monday by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network showed Finland scores “significantly ahead of all other countries” in the ranking, followed by Denmark in the second place and Iceland in third.

    “Income, health, having someone to count on, having a sense of freedom to make key life decisions, generosity, and the absence of corruption all play strong roles in supporting life evaluations,” the report said.

    Israel climbed up five steps from last year to take the fourth place, followed by the Netherlands. The US was in the 15th spot in the ranking that showed a large gap remaining between the top and bottom countries. Lebanon and Afghanistan came last, while Lithuania was among the biggest gainers, climbing up more than 30 places since 2017 to rank number 20 now.

    In general, life evaluations have continued to be “remarkably resilient” with global averages during the Covid-19 pandemic years of 2020 to 2022 as high as those in the preceding three years, the report said.

    Source: World Happiness Report 2023



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    Having spent a winter in Finland it depends entirely who you share your sauna with, copious liquor and friendly reindeer take the edge off.
    I couldn't see Lao on the list a small happy one like me .

    I bet the beautiful isle Formosa is delighted to be listed as

    "Taiwan, Province of China" which makes you wonder is it all PRC propaganda from Mr Shithole or similar apologists for shame

    However it's always good to get tips

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    large gap remaining between the top and bottom
    “What contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch?”

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    Finns are generally a dour bunch . . . happiest in the world?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Finns are generally a dour bunch
    unlike the easy going Irish, Laos, Thais or notoriously fun loving Germans

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    Norway came out 7th which seems strange.


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    What's in that fukkin file that downloads to your phone when clicking that link?

    I already know what's gayer than Bangkok Tom

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