Thought for the day..” Happiness is no laughing matter” ” Give up for a second and that is where you will finish”.
Are you happy? Perhaps, if you are living in Denmark. Interesting to read the 2013 World Happiness Report, which came from the Columbia University’s Earth Institute, and paid for by the UN. Top place goes to DENMARK, second place goes to Norway and third place Switzerland. At the bottom of the list were Benin and also Togo, both in West Africa. All of the countries at the top of the list are expensive places to live, but this does not stop the residents being happy. Suprisingly, high taxes also do not make people unhappy, as in the top countries, the high taxes pay for high standards of public services. And another surprise is that in 8th place is Bhutan, where despite a low GDP per capita (USD 1400), the people are extremely happy. And as for the world’s happiest people, according to the Gallup 2012 survey of about 150 000 people, then the top place goes to Panama, followed by Paraguay.
I was happy with this photo that I took one morning recently in Norway. It took a little bit of planning, and a lot of good luck to get it, but after several attempts, this was the final shot. For those who are interested, it was taken in RAW and then converted into jpeg, using a wide angle setting on the camera (Panasonic Lumix)
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