WOW ! Indians more happy than most countries in the world – Surprising…
Not withstanding poor infrastructure, poverty, Chaos, bribe, corruption and so many negative things, Indians are still some of the most happiest bunch of people living on this Earth. Infact, we are fourth in the world when it comes to “Happiness” quotient !
Indians are ranked 4th happiest after residents of the Netherlands, Canada and Australia based on satisfaction levels with the areas where they live. Germany & United States rank just behind India rounding off the top 6 happiest nations.
These are the findings by Market research company Ipsos Social Research Institute, who interviewed about 23,000 people if they were satisfied with their local area and found that job prospects, clean streets and the level of crime and public transport were major factors in people’s happiness
I find this quite interesting – India, even though it is among the poorest of countries has ranked much better than countries whose average per capita income is probably 10 or 20 times more than Indians.
While Dutch are the happiest lot with 85% people happy with their neighborhoods, people living in South Korea are least happiest, with just 35% showing satisfaction with their job prospects, infrastructure, level of cleanliness & public transport.
While I feel great that Indians are generally a happy lot – It is quite surprising that India fares so well given the criteria defined by the survey for happiness – job prospects, infrastructure, level of cleanliness & public transport.
I can understand that Job prospects in India are much better than most countries in the world but for all the other parameters, we are one of the worst (there is absolutely no doubt).
What is your take ? Why are Indians one of the happiest nations ?