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The World's Happiest Countries

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  1. Candid Scope

    Candid Scope JF-Expert Member

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    The World's Happiest Countries

    Most of the nations atop our list are democratic, business-friendly, and boast strong social safety nets.
    By Christopher Helman

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    Norway: the world's happiest countryiStock

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    Think about it for a minute: What does happiness mean to you?

    For most, being happy starts with having enough money to do what you want and buy what you want. A nice home, food, clothes, car, leisure. All within reason.

    See the full list of The World's 10 Happiest Countries

    The Top 5 Happiest countries in the World
    1. Norway
    2. Denmark
    3. Finland
    4. Australia
    5. New Zealand

    But happiness is much more than money. It's being healthy, free from pain, being able to take care of yourself. It's having good times with friends and family.
    Furthermore, happiness means being able to speak what's on your mind without fear, to worship the God of your choosing, and to feel safe and secure in your own home.
    Happiness means having opportunity--to get an education, to be an entrepreneur. What's more satisfying than having a big idea and turning it into a thriving business, knowing all the way that the harder you work, the more reward you can expect?

    With this in mind, five years ago researchers at the Legatum Institute, a London-based nonpartisan think tank, set out to rank the happiest countries in the world. But because "happy" carries too much of a touchy-feely connotation, they call it "prosperity."
    Legatum recently completed its 2010 Prosperity Index, which ranks 110 countries, covering 90% of the world's population.

    To build its index Legatum gathers upward of a dozen international surveys done by the likes of the Gallup polling group, the Heritage Foundation and the World Economic Forum. Each country is ranked on 89 variables sorted into eight subsections: economy, entrepreneurship, governance, education, health, safety, personal freedom and social capital.
    The core conceit: Prosperity is complex; achieving it relies on a confluence of factors that build on each other in a virtuous circle.
    Ultimately how happy you are depends on how happy you've been. If you're already rich, like Scandinavia, then more freedom, security and health would add the most to happiness. For the likes of China and India (ranked 88th), it's more a case of "show me the money." What they want most of all? The opportunity to prove to themselves that money doesn't buy happiness.

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    New Zealanders enjoy very high levels of social cohesion and a first-place ranking in education.iStock

    No. 5: New Zealand
    With very high levels of social cohesion and a first-place ranking in education, New Zealanders trust and help each other. The country ranks first in civil liberties. Ninety-four percent found the beauty of their physical environment satisfying (the other 6% must be blind).

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    Citizens of Australia trust their government.Thinkstock

    No. 4: Australia
    Excellent education, strong personal freedoms, a tight-knit society. Australia's economy is strong, led by raw materials exports, but it's also a good place to start a business, with plentiful Internet connectivity and low startup costs. Aussies trust their government.

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    Low business startup costs give the Finns economic strength.Thinkstock

    No. 3: Finland
    Excellent education, universal health care, plentiful personal freedoms, trusted government, peaceful. Lots of R&D and low business startup costs give the Finns economic strength. But as is to be expected in a country with the highest redistribution of wealth, only 75% of Finns believe working hard will help them get ahead.

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    Denmark reports the highest standard of living in the world.Thinkstock

    No. 2: Denmark
    The world's lowest business startup costs, excellent education, unrestricted civil freedoms. Danes have overwhelming faith in their government and in each other, and report the highest standard of living in the world.

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    In Norway, an unparalleled 74% say other people can be trusted.Alexandre Dulaunoy/Flickr

    No. 1: Norway
    The world's highest per-capita GDP at $53,000 a year. Spending on health care is second-highest after the U.S. An unparalleled 74% of Norwegians say other people can be trusted, 94% are happy with the beauty of their environment, and a very high 93% believe hard work will help them get ahead in life. Having a lot of oil and gas reserves helps.
     
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    No. 1,000,000,000,000,0....: Tanzania
    Is the second from lowest being lead by Somalia for an obvious reason. It is the country with the poorest standard of living. 0.01% of its citizens are happy with their government. The country where the majority of its people have an income below USD 1 per day.
     
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    Ngoja nikae kimya tu maana najisikia vile kucheka tu
     
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    The Finest JF-Expert Member

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    lmfao!!!!!
     
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    Really? happiness must be redefined.
     
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    in TZ we are 'fool' of peace, happiness and we have very gud leadership....


    teh teh :car:
     
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    Mapinduzi JF-Expert Member

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    Nchi ya wote USA iko no 10, nchi ya wenyewe UK sijui iko namba ngapi kwenye hiyo list.
     
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    Msije mkajutia kuzaliwa tz tu.
     
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    bongo ulaji binafsi na starehe ndo mbele kwa mbele
     
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    Australians are dumb and watch sport all the time. They are disconnected from the world (exception to elites who are properly educated and keep the others dumb to control them).
     
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    Nipo hapa Norway hawa watu wanafurahia maisha yao. Wana serikali inayowajali raia wake pamoja na wageni waliopo, kila mtu anafanya kazi kwa bidii na viongozi ni waadilifu hakuna rushwa. Ukifika Norway utajua umuhimu wa serikali yenye viongozi waadilifu na hicho ndicho kitu ambacho tumekosa Tanzania. Viongozi wetu wanawaza rushwa na ubinafsi bila kujali maisha ya raia wanao waongoza.
     
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    Danganya wengine sio watu wenye akili na walio tembea..

    Unajua maana ya happiness kweli?
     
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    Jamani vipi kuhusu Russia na China? wako namba zipi? just curious to know
     
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    Hahahahahahahahaha aisee nimecheka sana maana hiyo namba mhhhhhhh! LOL! lakini ndiyo ukweli wa mambo si ajabu tunakaribia na mkiani inapokuja kwenye kundi hili la "The World's Happiest Countries"

     
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    Hivi wewe huna unalounga mkono!! Wewe ni binadamu wa aina gani! Kinachokufurahisha na unachounga mkono ni matamko tu ya wazee wa ubwabwa! Pole sana. Kama maisha yako yameishia manzese si ukae kimya tu. Sisi tulitembea kwenye nchi za watu tunajua maana ya nchi kuongozwa na waadalifiu. Wewe kama jambo hulijui, kaa kimya ulinde heshima yako.
     
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    kuna nchi inaitwa bhutan, wao serikali yao
    wameanzisha kitu kinaitwa "gross national happiness"
    na wameunda na wizara kabisa inyofuatilia hili
    suala nchini mwao. labda tz tupime "gnh" tuone
    tutapata majibu gani. tunaweza lia-
     
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    Mkuu umenifanya nicheke hiyo number uliyoweka duh!! kwani kuna nchi ngapi duniani au ni kama vile Tz. haipo kwenye ramani ya dunia.
     
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    Sijui zipo nchi ngapi duniani. Lakini ninajua jambo moja kuwa sisi ni wa pili kutoka mwisho. Sasa kwa sababu sijui idadi ya nchi nimeweka namba hiyo so as to be on the safe side.
     
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