This Is One of the Top Happiness Secrets From Denmark—One of the Happiest Countries in the World

‘Resilience and strength of people’ will get Kingdom through, Tonga’s PM

Tonga’s new Prime Minister believes the “resilience” and “strength” of people will get the Kingdom through the impacts of the volcanic eruption, tsunami and now Covid-19.

Earlier today, the prime minister together with Minister of Health Saia Piukala said that one of the first two reported cases has since tested negative – but he remains in isolation at Taliai Military Camp awaiting further tests.

The total number of positive covid cases in Tonga now stands at four – down from five originally announced yesterday.

Tonga remains in lockdown with all shops closed and people ordered to stay home.  Work is underway to establish the source of the infections and identify which variant it is…READ ON

This Is One of the Top Happiness Secrets From Denmark—One of the Happiest Countries in the World

Denmark is often regarded as one of the happiest countries in the world, so it only makes sense for all folks to look to the Danes for tips surrounding mood boosts. There are, of course, myriad factors that contribute to Denmark having increased happiness, but even so, we might all benefit from learning the country’s top happiness secret. And according to Helen Russell, a global happiness expert and author of The Year of Living Danishly and The Atlas of Happiness, it’s trust.

Because the Danish government takes steps to care for its citizens (which the citizens trust the the government to do), Danish folks aren’t scared that their neighbors will rob them in order to survive, Russell says, which in turn facilitates even more trust.

“I grew up with the full force of the ‘stranger danger’ campaign—we were taught to trust less as kids,” says Russell, who grew up in the United Kingdom and is now living in Denmark. In Denmark, Russell adds, “trust has always been high…kids are taught to trust, that the world is an essentially good place and most people are not out to get them—which is liberating.” Needless to say, this outlook goes opposite to the “life’s not fair” trope that’s popular in many areas of the world, and thus, can be a mindset many could adopt to increase happiness…READ ON

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