Norway displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country in a new report released on Monday that called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the well being of their citizens.
The Nordic nations remain the most content, according to the World Happiness Report, a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012.
India is among the world’s least happy nations, and became even less happy in the last year, showed a global ranking which identified Norway as the wold’s happiest country.
India ranks below Pakistan, Nepal among world’s happiest countries
India ranked a lowly 122 on a list of the world’s happiest countries, dropping four slots from last year and coming behind China, Pakistan and Nepal.
Nations such as China (79), Pakistan (80), Nepal (99), Bangladesh (110), Iraq (117) and Sri Lanka (120) fared better than India on the ranking. Norway ranks as the happiest country in the world, according to The World Happiness Report 2017, which ranks 155 countries by their happiness levels.
Rounding out the rest of the top ten in order were Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden. The US ranked 14th, dropping down one spot from last year, the report said.
The UAE has been ranked the happiest Arab country, and the 21st happiest in the world in the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network’s World Happiness Report 2017 rankings, based on data from the Gallup World Poll. UAE is a happier country than the United States and the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Ireland and Austria.
I have been a big fan of Scandinavian countries all my life and will be all my life. I have loved the conditions there but it does not mean that everyone will love them.
Before ranking countries on happiness index, a lot of contextual details must be seen. Norway is a good country for only very few people in the world as rest population will find it very difficult.
Oslo is just a starting point in Norway and real Norway starts from Tromso and one of the largest unknown areas is Finnmark.
Before ranking Norway first, people must also ask, How many people in the world would love
1. Living in -10 to -20 degree with lot of snow around your house
2. Limited sunlight
3. Cold winds blowing every time
4. Darkness for most parts of the year
5. Sitting lonely in the house and only a few people to talk to
6. Absolutely no noise, no people around and very limited population
7. Limited vegetarian food and mostly meat based diet
8. Isolation and limited social interaction ?