One day for Happiness
When we contribute to the common good, we Our selves are enriched. Common promotes Happiness and will help build the future we want
The focus on happiness is a result of a movement toward a more holistic approach to development and progress.
Wealth is not just makes people happy always. At the individual level, good mental and physical health someone to count on, job security and stable families are crucial.
Gross Happiness Index
Gross National Happiness (GNH) is a philosophy not only a concept. It includes an index which is use to measure the collective happiness and well-being of a population.
It is GHI. It is a global indicator of progress which measures sustainable economy and social development, while protecting the environment and Culture.
It demonstrated the notion that money doesn’t equal happiness and that material progress was not the most important contributor to well-being.
In 1972, the king of Bhutan, GHI was Implemented with the Support of the United Nations Development Program.
Think what Gross Happiness Index is,
GHI is created after the need of going beyond Gross Domestic product (GDP), Gross Domestic Product, which is based only solely on economic inputs and outputs, and fail to demonstrate the distribution of national averages amongst its citizen. when disaggregated data isn’t referenced, those groups among the national averages who fall below the poverty line don’t benefit from the policies based on GDP averages.
GHI is not a quantitative measure and has been criticized that its subjective nature makes it difficult to suit a political agenda.
However measures have been taken to normalize subjective answers through other indexes such as human development index, Happy Planet Index.
GHI is based on four pillars. According to concept ,They Describe the promotion of sustainable development, The preservation and promotion of cultural values, the conservation of the natural environment, the establishment of good governance. And also there are nine dimensions in this philosophy and concept. Do you know, Education, psychological well being , Health, Time-Use, Cultural diversity and resilience, Good governance, community Vitality, Ecological diversity and Resilience , living standard.
These dimensions were identified by Bhutan as a result of research conducted on one hundred and fifty ordinary people. Not only that in 2007 GHI changed to be GHW. It is also a concept that introduced by the UNO. GHI, there are seven development areas where to establish and index on average per capita. That is how the philosophy of Gross Happiness index comes into the play.
How Happy the World is……
World Happiness report is an annual publication of the United Nation sustainable development solution network. It contains ranking of national happiness based on respondent ratings of their own lives the first world happiness report was released on 1st April 2012.
According to World Happiness Report, experts in fields including Economics, psychology, survey analysis, and national statistics, describe how measurements of well -being can be used effectively to assess the progress of nations, and other topics. Each report is organized by chapters that delve deeper into issues relating to happiness, including mental illness, the objective benefits of happiness, the importance of ethics, policy implications, and links with the organization for economic Co-operation and development’s (OECD) approach to measuring subjective well-being and other international and national efforts.
In world Happiness report of 2019, Finland is the Happiest Country with 7.809 points. They are the happiest people in the world. Sri Lanka is in 130th place with 4.366 points according to WH report.
Will the world be happier in 2020 after COVID-19?
The World Happiness Report do not make forecast about future happiness. The global pandemic poses great risks for some of main support for well-being ,most specially health and income. The effects on the other main supports could go either way. As revealed by earlier studies of earthquakes, Flood, Strom Tsunami, and even economic crises, a high trust society quite naturally looks for and find Co-operative ways to work together to repair the damage and rebuild better lives.
Not only that, this has led sometimes to surprising increases in happiness in the wake of what might otherwise seems to be unmitigated disasters .The most frequent explanation seems to be that people are pleasantly surprised by the willingness of their neighbors and their institutions to work in harness to help each other. This delivers a heightened sense of belonging, and pride in what they have been able to achieve by way of mitigation. These gains are sometimes great enough to compensate for the material losses. But where the social fabric is not strong enough to support co-operative action on the required scale, then fear, disappointment and anger add to the happiness costs of a disaster.