Saturday, April 7, 2012

Malaysia 51st Happiest Nation in the World

Recently the United Nation released the 'World Happiness Report' at its headquarters in New York and if UN's yardstick is to go by, Malaysia would be the world's 51st happiest country.

Not that bad considering there were altogether 156 countries surveyed in this report.

Malaysia 51st happiest nation

Among the factors considered to 'measure the happiness level of the countries' were:
1) materialistic prosperity of individual
2) individual's general disposition
3) level of contentment with basic aspirations

Malaysia was ranked second in Southeast Asia, behind Singapore (ranked 33rd globally). Other SEA nations surveyed include Thailand (52nd), Myanmar (74th) and Indonesia (83rd).

Top three rankings go to the rich Scandinavia countries:
1st - Denmark
2nd - Finland
3rd - Norway

Other notable mention:
United States (world's richest nation) - 11th
Japan - 44th
Iran - 84th
Syria - 106th
China - 111th
Togo - the 'least happy' country.

So, where would you like to live (if it was up to you)? Denmark or Finland? Then again, it boils down to individual good mental and physical health, job security, stable family and someone to count on that could be more important than mere wealth.

Be content and always give thanks.


momto8 said...

interesting for sure! we were just looking at the pictures from our Scandinavian trip last night...and talking about how expensive everything was there! and also how nice everyone was too!!

tehr said...

Kadang2 bila terbaca berita sedih dalam negara, terasa juga di hati

Angie said...

Neither, unless of course if I live in
I agree that it boils down to individual good mental and physical health etc. I would be happy any where as long as I have a stable family and someone to count on, good friends.

rainfield61 said...

What if I am happier, and you are a little bit happier, can Malaysia be happier?

de engineur said...

@rainfield61. Definitely. One more happier person should make the whole population happier.

Unless of course, if the statistics was based on a small sample that would've essentially omitted you and me from the equation.