Why Canada is a ‘Happy Country’…?
Denis Waitley says “Happiness cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude”.
We have all heard of first, second and third world countries, but have we heard of the term – ‘Happy Country’?
There is something cold countries, these are the countries that are the happiest. Nordic countries have always topped the list.
‘World Happiness Report’ is an annual report published by the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network based on the quality of lives of people. The primary factors the report is based on are, healthy life expectancy, income, freedom, the trust between people and the government, friends and family support system and generosity.
Canada as a country has extremely satisfied people who lead a life full of good health, great safety, practise racial acceptance and good overall income. They maintain good bonds with their friends and family and co-workers. This was revealed in a study by J. Helliwell, R. Layard, and J. Sachs, the trio reviewed data from 1,216 neighbourhoods across the country, specifically 776 urban and 440 rural neighbourhoods in 2019.
Canada has always been one of the top 10 happy countries based on various surveys. “The survey by CEOWORLD magazine wherein they compiled a list of more than 150 countries in the world across 18 key indicators, which includes life satisfaction, illness and disability, physical health, life expectancy, sports participation, community support, cost of living, income growth, food insecurity, unemployment rate, career opportunities, poverty rate, job satisfaction, job security, weekly work hours, depression rate, social community structure and government support. The survey report included 6500 in each country and went on for a time period of two months. The data includes three key factors, employment and income opportunities, health and wellness and civil society and Government from 155 countries. ‘Canada was placed at the fifth position’.
Some interesting facts:
- The average life expectancy in Canada is 82.52 years
- Transparency International’s 2019 Corruption Perception Index ranks Canada as the 12th least corrupt nation out of 180 countries, a drop from 9th in 2016
- One of the safest countries in the world with low crime rates placing at number eleven according to “Global Finance Magazine’s safety index”
- One of the best places for higher education and immigration
- One of the best healthcare systems in the world
- Has one of the cleanest air in the world
At a time when the world is at the clutches of a pandemic, it is nothing short of a sheer relief that the world is still filled with happiness and happy countries. It’s the people that make this world a happy place. Every year on March 20th the world celebrates “International Day of Happiness”…!