Wednesday, February 20, 2008
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The Little Mermaid and the rest of the Danish nation shows the world that a person doesn't have to laugh his heart out just to show that he is happy.
I was brought up believing that Filipinos are generally a happy people. We laugh over almost every circumstance. We take problems lightly. We live one day at a time and we love to please everyone.
However (this is the part wherein my conflict starts), a Yahoo article was released yesterday showing that Denmark is the happiest nation in the world. Laughter does not necessarily show happiness. It is about living an unburdensome life and contentment that makes one happy. Here are the top 10 happiest nations.
BRUNEI DARUSSALAM 253
Where does the Philippines stand? Well, with all the turmoil, stress and all of the other burden that each Filipino carry within his shoulders, the country ranked at number 75. Pretty bad ranking huh?
Anyways, here's how the rest of Asia fared: Malaysia (17th), Singapore (53rd), Mongolia (59th), Hong Kong (63rd), Indonesia (64th), Taiwan (65th), Timor Leste (66th), Thailand (73rd), China (79th), Japan (87th), Vietnam (92nd), and South Korea at 100.
Don't you think its high time for us Pinoys (and for the rest of Asia) to be a more happy brood? Enjoy and oh, don't forget that smile!
This post was written by: Jerick Baluyot
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