Video: Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Video: Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Sep 03

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.

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Five Positive Actions (that lead to happiness)

1. Connect

2. Be active

3. Take notice (be mindful)

4. Keep learning

5. Give (we feel better when we give, share, love)

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