Germany seeks formula for happiness – What’s in it for you?

Germany seeks formula for happiness

Here is a story about how Germany is trying to measure happiness for the entire country. They want to measure their value not merely on income, but on a broad quality of life measure. They want to consider the happiness of everyone in their country.

What are they looking to create in order to become happier? A better atmosphere for relationships. They are following the country of Bhutan which measures itself on a 9-dimension happiness scale that go beyond standard of living issues to include psychological well-being, community vitality, cultural diversity, resilience and time use.

I think we can all learn about sources of happiness in our lives from the dimensions used by Bhutan. And if a German Parliament panel is thinking about it for a whole country, maybe there is something in it for each of us.


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