Social scientists have created a World Map of Happiness by studying the overall life happiness of hundreds of thousands of people around the globe.
The results show that the happiest place on earth is Denmark.
Isn’t that a Socialist country? And, isn’t it rainy & dreary there most of the year?
Well, sort of. And yes.
Denmark isn’t completely a ‘socialist state,’ but does have socialist welfare reforms. And yes, it rains on a regular basis year-round there, with no true dry periods. In the capital, Copenhagen, it rains an average of 170 days out of the year.
But dreary? Well, maybe in winter – the sun doesn’t rise until 8am, and sets around 3:30pm. But that’s typical for Scandinavia. To balance it out, summer boasts looooong, sun-shiny days that last from sunrise at 3:30am til sunset at 10pm.
Okay, so what are Danes so happy about? Continue reading