Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Happy? Unhappy?

From The University of Michigan

Top Ten Happiest Countries in the World:

Denmark
Puerto Rico
Colombia
Iceland
N. Ireland
Ireland
Switzerland
Netherlands
Canada
Austria

Bottom Ten Happiest Countries in the World:

Zimbabwe
Armenia
Moldova
Belarus
Ukraine
Albania
Iraq
Bulgaria
Georgia
Russia

I guess I live a fairly balanced life!!

Thanks to Gadling for pointing this out!

6 comments:

Selfmaderadio said...

hahaha Kim. Me too ... a bit.

ITS said...

Hi Kim,

I wonder what Algorithm these Kids at UofM used to come up with this ranking but I find it very bizarre. I am an Albanian living in Canada, but I find that people here complain even more than Albanians in general. If it wasn't for the political discontent in Albania, we're a pretty mild laid-back and overall happy people.

Colombia is the third happiest in the world? I mean I would never go there in fear of being kidnapped. And if Quebec was a country would it be in absolute dead last spot?

These thing is so skewed that it's not even worth analyzing.

P.S.90% of all statistics are wrong. :-D

http://www.discourse.net/archives/2007/09/90_of_statistics_are_wrong.html

kimi in mo said...

too funny! I kind of feel more happy in Albania than here at times. Yes balance is a good thing, huh! Have a great week! We are spending it at the lake of the ozarks, here in missouri. My parents live here. It has been really great here so far!
Huggz....Kimi

traveler one said...

Of course statistics can be used to prove anything you want, but I don't think they were out to prove something (after all the US is not in the top ten).

I kind of agree with you ITS- Canadians do seem to complain a lot more than Albanians do, but my stress level is lower when I'm here in Canada. It's not only the political situation, but the enviroment that really concerns me.

Ginnie said...

WOW! That's very telling, Kim. Very interesting. I can totally agree about the Netherlands.

susanna said...

Hey, congratulations on your (upcoming) new condo in Toronto! It's a wonderful city and you are going to be so HAPPY there!