Monday, July 17, 2006

Happy Planet Index

Having posted an entry on Kuala Lumpur being 3rd in the LEAST courteous city, I was surprised that we are number 44 out our 178 countries in terms of being a country of happy people. can happy people be discourteous at the same time? Anyway, Vanuatu takes the top spot for being the happiest place on the planet. The common thing among the top spots are that they are less developed countries. Vietnam ranked the highest from the Asia Region, taking spot no. 12. To give you an idea of what I mean, USA is ranked 150/178! As the MSN article says, the Happy Planet Index (HPI) is a measure of quality of life against environmental impact. Check out the HPI website to find out more.
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Click here to find out whether your country is filled with happy or unhappy people!

Find out more here on how to do your part to make this planet a happier place for ALL. You can even calculate your personal HPI where you will get quite an extensive explanation in the different aspects of your life. My results turned out quite well, me being very happy but it indirectly suggests that I should go on a diet! LOL ... But then I'll be miserable and no longer happy!. Just goes to show one can't have it all.

Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn't stop to enjoy it. ~ William Feather

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