Thursday, April 23, 2015

S-Satisfaction and Happiness

Satisfaction and  Happiness is a warm puppy to some, and to others, happiness is a long weekend when the alarm doesn't need to be set.Setting aside sticker wisdom, savants who survey the world's wellbeing now take into account a range of metrics that includes not just individual satisfaction and wealth, but also bro
ad contentment: social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, perceptions of corruption, and dystopia, a generally bleak place where things are going downhill.
The 2015 World Happiness Report is the third of its kind and is edited by a team of renowned academics and analysts - among them American economist Jeffrey Sachs and head of the London School of  Economics' 'wellbeing' programme, Richard Laynard.
 India:::All things considered, it doesn't look too good for India. Already rated an unhappy place in 2014 with a ranking of 111, the country dropped six places to 117 out of 158 countries ranked in the 2015 list, which took into account data from 2012-2014, and was as usual was dominated by wealthy Nordic countries 

History about Report: The World Happiness Report is a measure of happiness published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network. The first World Happiness Report was released on April 1, 2012, just ahead of as a foundational text for the conference. It drew international attention as the world's first global happiness survey. The Report outlined the state of world happiness, causes of happiness and misery, and policy implications; In the Reports, leading experts in several fields – economics, psychology, survey analysis, national statistics, and more – describe how measurements of well-being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations. The second Report delved deeper into issues relating to happiness, including mental illness, the objective benefits of happiness, the importance of ethics, policy implications, and links with the OECD’s approach to measuring subjective well-being as well as the Human Development Report. First published in 2012, the study uses a range of factors to determine how happy a nation is, ranging from purely domestic perspectives - such as GDP and life expectancy figures - to how its citizens view themselves and their country within the world at large. This year's study is the first to additionally break the statistics down by age and gender, however, with it possible for readers to find, for example, that a country ranking relatively highly overall, has a hidden population of deeply unhappy young women concerned about equal rights and pay.


1. Switzerland              6. Finland

2. Iceland                     7. Netherlands

3. Denmark                  8. Sweden

4. Norway                    9. New Zealand

5. Canada                   10. Australia


149. Chad                    154. Rwanda

150. Guinea                 155. Benin

151. Ivory Coast           156. Syria

152. Burkina Faso        157. Burundi        

153. Afghanistan          158. Togo

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