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Pakistanis are happier than people in India: UN report

Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by overload, Mar 20, 2017 at 3:09 PM.

  1. overload

    overload 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

    Oct 12, 2015
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    Interesting despite all the troubles that Pakistan has been facing, we are still far happier than Indians. In fact Pakistanis are more happier than few years back.

    Thumbs up for Pakistan. Keep it up you guys!

    For Indians: No matter what shining numbers you have on paper for your GDP, the inherent jealousy will always make you unhappy,

    Pakistanis are happier than people in India: UN report

    NEW YORK: Pakistan continues to be happier than India, according to the United Nations-sanctioned World Happiness Report 2017.

    Out of a list of 155 countries, Pakistan has been ranked at 80 while India stands at 122. Interestingly last year, Pakistan came on 92 while India was placed at 118.

    The latest report, produced by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative launched by the United Nations in 2012, shows Pakistanis continues to be more content, while Indians, on the other side, witness further deterioration on several fronts including citizens well-being that majorly contribute to evaluation of the rankings.

    The rankings are based on six factors — per capita gross domestic product, healthy life expectancy, freedom, generosity, social support and absence of corruption in government or business.

    “The lowest countries are typically marked by low values in all six variables,” said the report, produced with the support of the Ernesto Illy Foundation.

    Norway has displaced Denmark as the world’s happiest country and the report called on nations to build social trust and equality to improve the wellbeing of their citizens.

    Countries in sub-Saharan Africa, along with Syria and Yemen, are the least happy of the 155 countries ranked in the fifth annual report released at the United Nations.

    “Happy countries are the ones that have a healthy balance of prosperity, as conventionally measured, and social capital, meaning a high degree of trust in a society, low inequality and confidence in government,” Jeffrey Sachs, the director of the SDSN and a special advisor to the United Nations Secretary-General, said in an interview.

    The aim of the report, he added, is to provide another tool for governments, business and civil society to help their countries find a better way to wellbeing.

    Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, Finland, Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Sweden rounded out the top ten countries.

    South Sudan, Liberia, Guinea, Togo, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi and the Central African Republic were at the bottom.

    Germany was ranked 16, followed by the United Kingdom (19) and France (31). The United States dropped one spot to 14.

    Sachs said the United States is falling in the ranking due to inequality, distrust and corruption. Economic measures that the administration of President Donald Trump is trying to pursue, he added, will make things worse.

    “They are all aimed at increasing inequality – tax cuts at the top, throwing people off the healthcare rolls, cutting Meals on Wheels in order to raise military spending. I think everything that has been proposed goes in the wrong direction,” he explained.
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  2. Flyboy!

    Flyboy! 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Pakistanis are happy when they post nonsense like this on public forums to further humiliate themselves. lol
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    PARIKRAMA Angel or Devil? Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    These are hard facts and yes as a Indian citizen all these needs addressal in a proper manner.

    Per capital GDP increase is a multiprong issue.. the numerator increase is not the only issue.. that can be taken care.. but population of India is growing at a very rapid pace and that does create a big impact with denominator increase by leaps and bounds..

    On top certain religion does not allow family planning values to be inculcated among it's followers.. the truth is the child policy of 2 is just on paper and most of the people be it urban, semi urban, rural who follow the religious doctrine of disallowing control measures or in quest of a male child faithfully forget their responsibility for the country and just look at family expansion myopically..

    Healthy life expectancy as of now is around 67.5 when last week government unleashed the new Health plan and raising investments from present 1.5% to 2.5% of the GDP. This is expected to increase life expectancy to 70 but that is still much much lower than places like Germany and Japan.. of course lifestyle diseases, stress and pollution also plays a role in eating away our lives..

    Freedom is still properly there.. it's just that the medium to express freedoms or what constitutes the freedom needs to be seen clearly... The media if it's unbiased will see the freedom but that's too much of the expectations..

    Generosity and social responsibility is one aspect which we all Indians needs to cultivate.. the corporates social responsibility of the industries and individuals is limited.. partly bcz there is another point corruption ... Corruption is an issue which plagued our country and yes weeding it out will help and increase the efficiency levels for sure..

    Lastly transparency and raising the voice is something which Indians will do a lot and thus they will rate all these points lower whereas other countries might not like to be honest with all that.. so yes happiness of our country folks will be lower.. if we improve certainly we can be more happy..
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  4. nair

    nair Die hard Romeo Staff Member ADMINISTRATOR

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    If India need to grow in those social aspects, it is simple..... work on UP/Bihar/Jharkand/WB states...... With BJP in power in UP i hope they focus on development..... and one can see the changes...
    If used properly this can be a strength......

    If i can correct you Certain religions....

    Life style diseases are on the raise, and with higher income and habits it is further going to go up.....But such investments will have impact on immunizations and health welfare especially in rural areas..... and will have a positive impact...
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  5. Vyom


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    Well... all that Afgani Weed and Afeem does give a sense of Delusion to feel happy about.
  6. AbRaj

    AbRaj Captain FULL MEMBER

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    "The rankings are based on six factors — 1.per capita gross domestic product,2. healthy life expectancy, 3.freedom, 4.generosity, 5.social support and 6.absence of corruption in government or business."

    1. GDP/capita is amongst the lowest
    in Asia and overall (list 1)

    2.HALE see list 2
    6. Corruption index look rest

    (3,4,5 are feel good factors)

    @overload see how easily bogus claims can be debunked

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