What make Norway go Top the World happiest countries
World happiest countries take the world by surprise, top notch countries couldn’t made it to top ten, I’m not saying the countries that made it to the top ten are not good to be world happiest countries but could have expected countries like United State of America, England, France, China, Germany and other notable countries like that to make it to at least the top ten. Although it was not surprising to me to see countries like Switzerland, Canada, and Netherlands to have made it to the top world happiest countries this year.
What does the word happiness mean to me is in a state where you have everything going on well, you have a job, you have a home, responsible government, friendly people around you, you can always do whatever thing you want to do without any hindrance, there are support from people around you, ready to assist you to attain a greater height you’ve set for yourself. Everything just comes in the way you want it.
These are the kind of happenings that set most of these countries apart and shoot them to the top of the world happiest countries. There must be something special about the Scandinavian countries as they occupied most of the top place in this year world happiest countries. Take a look at Norway, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, they are all Scandinavian countries and are there in the top world happiest countries, they are even among the top 10 of the world happiest countries.
Let me list out the top 10 of the world happiest countries so that you can actually see what I’m talking about. Here they are;
- New Zealand
- The Netherlands
- 10. Ireland
That is it, the top 10 world happiest countries today.
It may interest you to know that United State of America drop down the rank from 10th position last year to 12th position this year. Luxembourg is the healthiest nation on Earth. Iceland is the safest. Switzerland has the world’s best economy and governance. What shoot Norway to the top? What is it that Norway has and the rest of the world don’t have?
These are some of the best reasons why Norway got the nod to lead the rest of the word happiest countries; a stunning per capita GDP of $57,000 a year. Norwegians have the second-highest level of satisfaction with their standards of living: Ninety-five percent say they are satisfied with the freedom to choose the direction of their lives; an unparalleled 74% say other people can be trusted. It sure doesn’t hurt that the massive Norwegian welfare state is bankrolled by high taxes and big reserves of offshore oil and gas. Wow! What a wonderful countries, when will my country got to this place where even 70% of the citizen will be satisfied will be satisfied with the freedom to choose the direction of their lives. Well! It is a matter of time, what goes around, comes around; surely it will be our time someday.
Looking at the top 20 of the world happiest countries in the whole list, most of them are from Western Europe. What is their secret that the rest of the world will have to learn from them? It high time for other countries of the lower rank to look up and find out what is working for them that they can be able to add to their own situation. Africa countries arise from your slumber and take a new year resolution, Nigeria where are you?