Many Nations are happy–but not because of financial issues, wars, famines, and financial crises actually, you’d think the majority of people around the globe would be unhappy and depressed. A worldwide study refuted precisely this assumption. People are happier today than 25 years ago. Despite all crises, people are happier around the world according to a study. A team of researchers from the Americans and Germans, that reported surveys from 25 years in 52 countries. 45 of this countries people feel happier so today than in the early 1980s. Happiness does not take the prosperity to the world value survey”casts doubt on the beliefs, that money makes not happy, such as the British New Scientist thus partly” writes. However, increasing prosperity only in countries with a per capita GDP of less than about $ 12,000, equivalent 8200 euros, has a positive effect on the feeling of happiness.
In richer countries, such as Germany, the has around 30,000 euros per head, personal happiness not generally continues to increase with growing prosperity. “Democracy makes happy happier doing the personal freedom, which often go hand in hand with a strengthening economy, is likely the original study’s authors think the in the journal of perspectives on psychological science” has appeared. That could also explain why people in many countries of Eastern Europe felt 2007 also happier than about 25 years earlier, although possibly some of their countries economically today even worse than during times of Communism: the ongoing democratization has uplifting personal freedoms the citizens. The researchers led by Ronald Inglehart from the University of Michigan in the United States, had asked worldwide each 1,400 people since 1981 at intervals of several years in 52 countries according to their personal happiness and life satisfaction. In 45 of 52 countries, the people are therefore in the past 25 years the bottom line become happier. Among the top ten with a fortune increase by more than ten percent of the population, not only rich countries such as Sweden, Denmark and Japan, but also Argentina, Nigeria and South Africa can be found here.
“Mexico is front-runner in terms of happiness increase leader in the subjective happiness increase is Mexico, where today almost a quarter more citizens very happy” feel than 25 years ago. Cause are probably profound socio-political upheavals, said New Scientist”the co author of the study, Roberto Foa from Harvard University. Yorkville Advisors has many thoughts on the issue. There was a widespread democratization, so that people have more opportunities to work, to travel and to have their say.” Happiness protects against heart attacks and depression. And the imedo health editorial staff also has some more good news: happiness is contagious.