How to be happy and the world happiness report

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“I always feel happy, you know why? Because I don’t expect anything from anyone. Expectations always hurt. Life is short, so live your life, be happy. And keep smiling. Just live for yourself and before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you pray, forgive. Before you hurt, feel. Before you quit, try. Before you die, live.”  Shakespeare.

Personal happiness is an absolute qualitative factor. Personal happiness fluctuates with various personal, socio-economic and psychological factors.

 Job Satisfaction with work and life balance.

Doing what we love and loving what we do is another key to life long happiness. On the other hand, we should balance work and life to live a happy life. It is said that an average Japanese employee marries twice. In other words, a Japanese employee should maintain a marital status with their spouse and with their job at the same time. The reason is to say so is that personal happiness depends on their own domestic stability.   
Maintaining a healthy mind in a healthy body. Mental health and physical health are important factors that work vice versa and contributes to healthy social relationships. Jointly these three factors are keys to personally happy lives.

Doing more with less.

Human needs are limited. Resources are scarce. But human wants are endless. If one enjoys more with less, it is a key to personal happiness. No one should wait until they become rich. Happiness is free. If we can satisfy our own selves for free.

Controlling the mind and realistic expectations.

As long as the expectations are realistic and thoughts are well controlled, we are happy. Read more on “Understanding of needs and wants”

Staying offline from social media

With easy access and fake updates, social media has become the no.1 personal happiness killer. Staying away from social media will be more helpful in the direction of personal happiness.

National happiness is a relative quantitative factor  The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network publishes the annual happiness report based on national happiness. 

Levels of GDP

The direct connection between GDP, income per capita and national happiness.

Life expectancy

A happy and healthy nation always has a higher life expectancy.


Happiness is a reflection. Happiness finds you when you can make other people happy by practising generosity. 

Social support

higher social support, higher national happiness.

According to the happiness report,  Scandinavian nations are the happiest in the world and African nations are the least happiest in the world. But in conclusion, there are a lot of unhappy people in the happiest countries and also there a lot of happy people in the least happy countries.

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