Age: You know, pretty much forever. But around 2500years, if we talk about the psychological and philosophical pursuit of happiness, which began with Confucius, Buddha, Aristotle and Socrates in China, India and Greece, respectively. Happiness, Todd Solondz's dark comedy, was released in 1998. Mr Happy turns 50 this year.
There is not much happiness right now , however, would you? You would be surprised.
Come on, surprise me . In the United States, L 'Gallup Life Rating Index is at an all time high.
And what exactly is Gallup Life evaluation index? An online survey, the results of whichThe most recent reports, collected from 4,820 American adults in June, show that 59.2% consider their lives " prosperous ".
As opposed to? "Struggle " or "suffering ".
And 59.2% is high? Highest in 13 years.
What are they so happy about? People survey ask to assess their levels of life satisfaction and expected life satisfaction, important daily pleasure, as well as stress and worry, without going into the details of why they are feeling what they are feeling . But that's not hard to figure out.
Seriously, Covid! Why are they happy? And n 'Haven't I seen that worry and sadness in the world were on the rise last year? Yes, it ' s is true. SaltOn the Negative Experience Index from Gallup, which tracks these emotions in 100 countries, the world was feeling the worst for 15 years. Iraq and Lebanon, with political instability, and Peru with its high Covid rates, had the highest scores. And in the United States, on the Life Rating Index, the percentage of "thrive" was down almost 10 percentage points, to 46.4%.
And it 's low? The last time it was there was during the Great Recession of 2008-09. Then there was another trough in December.
And we think it might have something to do with the pandemic and the economic downturn that it brings. result? In April 2020, there were over 30 million jobless claims in the United States, and in December the decDaily counts of Covid in the country have exceeded 2,500 . So yes.
The pandemic has not disappeared . Why so happy now? If we plot significant events on the happiness graph , the turning point was when Biden won…
Of course. And to From there it grew pretty well, because of the vaccination program and the reopening of the economy, renewed social interaction, etc. But a word of warning: the Delta variant, or other mutations, have the potential to bring the graph down.
We are talking about light, and tunnels, therefore. And this optimism shared in the UK? The data World Happiness Report 2021 , in partnership with Gallup, found the British h Appiness a Down 18% from last year to a record high in the first part of 2021.
No, then. Yes… no. True to form, the British remain miserable.
Say: "Never better thank you. And you too have a good day. "
Do not say: " Rejoice, it may not happen -be ever. "