Imagine yourself traveling to the happiest countries in the world. How would you feel? What would you do?
I am sure you will feel like on top of the world. You will feel much happier and excited. You will learn and adopt some new culture and develop new habits. All by simply, by blinding with the people around you. You will finally find the answer that you seek for the peruse of happiness. Thus, you wish would stay there forever.
It is not surprising because we all want to be happy. So now, you might be wandering what is the happiest country in the world?
Some claim that the happiest county in the world is Bhutan. It is tucked away in the Hymailah mountain and hidden away from the world – not very far from Mountain Everest. (Highest peak in the world). It is an eco-friendly country that produces 3 times more oxygen than it consumes. In fact, it is one of two countries out of 195 countries in the world that has carbon natural ecosystem, and the second country is Suriname.
Bhutan located between India and China. It is phased by chronic pressure. It is also surrounded by nature, and it is an optimal place for those who seek to practice solitude. Be prepared to take some pictures of breathtaking sceneries and mesmerizing views. The landscapes are no different. It has the largest Buda status in the world. It elevates up to 210 feet above the ground.
Travel tip: you are not allowed to travel to Bhutan without an official travel guide that would book hotel’s room for you, visa, and transportation.
Why is it called the happiest country in the world? How is it different from other countries?
They attended to practice Gross National Happiness Philosophy (GNH), which balance between spiritual and economic. Both should be spread equally between individuals within the society. It means there is no poverty in a community. Here how happiness is measured based on the philosophy:
GNH 9 Domains of Measurement:
1. (Phycological wellbeing)
2. Material Wellbeing/Standard of Living
3. Good Governance
6. Community Vitality
7. Cultural Diversity and Resilience
8. Balanced Time Use
9. Ecological Diversity
People are friendly and open minded. They are welcoming and always smiling in the depth of their soul as if they mean it. Another reason is that the education and health care are for free. Thus, the country becomes stress free, and people are more connected comparing to other countries. Also, justice and safety are another maintain practice in Bhutan. All because the sustainable leadership within the country that has huge influence on how Bhutan is today.
The poverty rate is low today, it is only about 11.9% in the urban areas. Over the last 13 years, poverty had been reduced by 23.5%. By 2023, Bhutan is expected to be the least developed country (LTD).To graduate from poverty.
There is so much to learn about this beautiful country. Maintaining the practice of happiness is important to sustain wellbeing and safety between individuals. Thus, we became happier and well connected. We spread the love between us and help each other to be and do better. This is why Bhutan claimed to be the happiest country in the world.