World Happiness Report 2016

I browsed the World Happiness Report 2016 released today and I must say, for all the indicators used, you just don’t measure happiness. Sure, you measure GDP, life satisfaction etc., but not happiness.

World Happiness Report 2016

Because things are a bit subjective here. Last time I went to Switzerland, a man jumped in front of my train. I am not saying it happens on a daily basis, but some countries in top 5 do have an exceptionally high suicide rate (here’s an extended piece on this paradox).

So, now we’re reading this official report in which apparently everyone is doing fine, roses are red and spring is in full bloom.

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Cristina is a WordPress blogger who regularly writes or shares updates on media, public affairs and various topics of interest. You may follow her on Communication for Development WP blog or Twitter @CristinaPopa0
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One Response to World Happiness Report 2016

  1. Agreed. It’s an emotional state. That cannot possibly be calculated statistically.

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