Ngebray.com,- Finland has a lot to smile about. The Scandinavian country landed the top spot on the United Nations’ 2018 World Happiness Report. Ranking is based on account income, life expectancy, social support, freedom, trust and generosity. Scandinavian countries have dominated the list for years. So what is it about these countries that makes their residents so content?
Surprisingly, one factor might be the chilly weather. Historically, communities that lived in harsher weather were brought together by greater mutual support. Less competition at work and better support for those without a job are also big factors. The country has a high GDP and high taxes which support social programs and free or low-cost higher education and healthcare.
The most unexpected reason for Scandinavians’ apparent contentment, however is they don’t strive to be extremely happy, and as a result, they’re happier with less.
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