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Thailand ranked 32 on World Happiness Report 2017 as Norway comes on top

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Thailand ranked 32 on World Happiness Report 2017 as Norway comes on top

 

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Norway displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country as Thailand was ranked 32 compared to last year’s 33rd ranking in the World Happiness Report 2017 produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012.

 

Nordic countries are the most content whereas countries in the sub-Saharan Africa, along with Syria and Yemen, are the least happy of the 155 countries ranked in the fifth annual report released at the UN.

 

Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden rounded out the top ten countries.

 

South Sudan, Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central Africa Republic were at the bottom.

 

Full Story: http://englishnews.thaipbs.or.th/thailand-ranked-32-world-happiness-report-2017-norway-comes-top/

 
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I suspect one of the questions was omitted in the survey here. You know, the "are you aware you are being oppressed?" one.

Either omitted, or the people questioned didn't understand the question, and just smiled.

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10 hours ago, ratcatcher said:

"Nordic countries are the most content ...................."

 

I hope Sweden is content.

Yeah, there is a lot of content in Sweden alright. Not sure that all of it is happiness, though.
Like the ship is sinking fast, and have probably generated in that people are just not aware of the cathastrophy coming. Just trying to be happy about what´s still left.

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Good.

Does 'blissful ignorance' come to mind, maybe ...?!

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ID: 15   Posted (edited)

Aforex, Many Thais are happy, they are lucky in that they are completely unaware of how people in other countries live. This is mainly due to the fact that from an early age,that are brainwashed into thinking that everything is perfect in Thailand.

 However many of the educated,who are not part of the elite,realise what the score is. So are you suggesting that they should also go somewhere else.

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Looks like the current 'government' will be there for a long time in their effort to restore happiness to the people.

 

 

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Firstly Thailand  is rated at 33 France is at 32, Thailand loses out in Trust and Generosity sections, so there lies Thailand's problems the Junta ain't generous  and something we already know the Junta can't be trusted , that sums up Thailand in a nut shell.....................................:cheesy:.

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I've been to some boring and expensive places in my time and Norway is right up at the top ..

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I think no one in Malmo Sweden was surveyed for this list.  

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An inflammatory post and all the replies to it have been removed

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2 hours ago, rmacee said:

I've been to some boring and expensive places in my time and Norway is right up at the top ..

Second that.Good place to work and make youre living.Not to stay.

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1 hour ago, madmitch said:

Thailand recently came first in the least miserable country in the world report but it's only the 32nd  happiest country in the world.

 

Not quite sure what this states, other than reports like this are totally meaningless. 

The miserable country index was based on questioning the citizens how they rate their happiness. 

This UN study makes assumptions that certain criteria are responsible for happiness. They haven't actually asked the people how they feel. 

So you get different results. Ask a Thai if he is happy, and in general you get a positive answer. Ask a foreigner and they are generally more critical of their own country. Ask a foreigner in Thailand, and most will say Thailand is shit and the people cant possibly be happy. 

I don't know which study should be regarded higher. But one thing is for sure; Ignorance is bliss. 

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