211 - Happiest Places on Earth

Think Significantly

May 10 2022 • 40 mins

As we continue our month of exploring happiness, we turn our attention to the effect that our surroundings have on us. Our happiness can be affected by differences in temperature, noise levels, and how crowded a space is. But so much more goes into how a place affects us than just physical properties. The culture associated with each geographic location has an impact on how happy an individual feels there. What makes someone happy in China, can make someone unhappy in Russia.  In this episode, we boil down various inputs and try to reach some common conclusions on how our happiness is affected by where we’re standing.

Conversation Kindling:

Visual Capitalist shared a map using data from the World Happiness Report that we discuss in this episode to chart the average happiness scores of 146 countries from 2019 to 2021. These ratings and rankings take into account the survey data from thousands of respondents from each country, who were asked to rate their subjective well-being, as well as the tangible and intangible factors that could contribute to happiness, such as life expectancy, perceptions of corruption, freedom to make life choices, and even generosity.  You can follow this LINK to see which countries were the happiest, and unhappiest, in the world.

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