How Happy Are You?
The World Happiness Report 2016, which ranks 156 countries by their happiness levels, was released in Rome in advance of UN World Happiness Day, March 20th. Think of a ladder, with your best possible life being a 10 and your worst possible life being a 0. Now, rate your current life against that scale. This simple assessment tool, provided researchers with the necessary information for a global assessment of happiness. Based on nationally representative samples for the years 2013 through 2015, the World Happiness Report 2016 evaluates the state of contentment in the world today and ranks 156 countries accordingly.
No matter how high your individual score may be, China, as a whole, comes up number 83, US 13, Hong Kong 75. The top 10 happiest countries are:
According to the report, the top 10 happiest countries are the same as last year, though their positions on the list have changed.
At the sad end of the standings, sub-Saharan Africa is the location for eight of the 10 least happy countries, while the remaining two, unrest and wars. The unhappiest countries are Afghanistan at 154th followed by Togo and Syria. Burundi comes in last at 157th.
The Gallup World Poll, which tabulated each of the national scores, calculates the global average happiness score to be 5.1 on the scale. Around the planet, then, most of us are midway up our private ladders of success that is a good sign to human. A difference of four points on average life evaluation separates the 10 happiest countries from the 10 least happy nations.
What do these rankings truly tell us? The team believes the report helps countries gauge how ready they are to start pursuing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which include ending poverty and hunger, increasing healthcare and the quality of education, reaching gender equality and many other great, humanitarian goals that would benefit the world. The team also believes that the index is helpful because it looks at more than just economic factors, like most other world index do.
An interesting finding is, most of the Accutone regional partners are in the above-average happy countries. The relation between happiness and headsets yet will take time to analyze, but we believe everyone can contribute to build a happier country, starting from small things like living green, to big things as inventions that make people work easier.
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