In addition to the fact that our happiness is related exclusively to us and our personal choice, it also depends a lot on the environment in which we find ourselves.
In some countries, the people and the system of the country are different from others, they try to cooperate and therefore it makes these places the best to live in. The citizens of those countries are mostly very satisfied and happy.
Happiness is a difficult thing to measure but the United Nations initiative has been trying to figure it out. According to their study, here are the 7 happiest countries in the world.
When it comes to happiness, Finland is the absolute number one for the three years in a row. It is a very loved land with wild beauty and the land of excitement. Their satisfaction comes from a high level of trust.
The country ranks in the group of the top education systems in the world consistently. A lot of that educational success comes from great respect for teachers, who are required to have a master's degree that is funded by the state. Also, their pedagogical system focuses more on experiential learning and equal opportunity than quantitative testing.
The capital of Finland - Helsinki, is as well-known as the happiest city in the world.
Denmark stays in the number two spot this year. This country rates close to the top in all the metrics - life expectancy, social support, and generosity among them. It is as well a country extremely committed to renewable production of energy.
Denmark happiness comes in part from a respect for the planet it's built on. It is the most bike-friendly county in the world and it has an amazing coastline that you can explore for a lifetime.
Switzerland takes the third place this year. This is a country where everything is voted on. By voting they determine how many vacation days workers should have, and even how many immigrants will be allowed to enter the country. In this way, the citizens of Switzerland feel a unique sense of participation in the evolution of their country and this also makes them feel happy and satisfied.
Iceland took fourth place this year. When it comes to prosperity and well-being, the Icelanders are unrestrained. It may have to do with the fact that when they have a need or desire for rest, they can always escape from the city and go to the countryside which seems to be from another planet. Not to mention that it is one of the top places to see the natural magic of the Northern Lights.
Norway has been in the first place when it comes to the happiest countries, in 2017. This year it takes fifth place.
The mixture of a well-structured government welfare system and an advanced economy built on responsible management of its natural resources mean that only a few are left. In Norway, there are feelings of social support, trust in government, and economic well-being, and all of that contributes to overall happiness.
The Netherlands is this year at the sixth happiest country in the world. This is amazing information because in the period from 2005 to 2019, the level of happiness there did not change at all. A Unicef report from 2013. rated children in the Netherlands as the happiest in the world, based on a number of metrics that are related to educational well-being, safety, and health.
This year, Sweden continued to be in the seventh spot. Their high GDP per capita, which it shares with a lot of its Nordic neighbors, is not the only reason why. Their education system is built on social equality and this is one of the main things that starts already in kindergarten. According to some studies, free kindergarten makes Sweden the best country for women. They also have 16 months of paid family absence that can be shared between the couple after they got a child.