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Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world

Gross national happiness in Bhutan: the big idea from a tiny state that could change the world

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Bhutan measures prosperity by gauging its citizens’ happiness levels, not the GDP. Now its ideas are attracting interest at the UN climate change conference in Doha

A series of hand-painted signs dot the side of the winding mountain road that runs between the airport and the Bhutanese capital, Thimphu. Instead of commands to cut speed or check mirrors, they offer the traveller a series of life-affirming mantras. “Life is a journey! Complete it!” says one, while another urges drivers to, “Let nature be your guide”. Another, standing on the edge of a perilous curve, simply says: “Inconvenience regretted.”

Full Article: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/dec/01/bhutan-wealth-happiness-counts

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