Since AVI’s youngest Romanian son is headed to northern Norway for employment opportunities later this month, I thought I’d post this excerpt from a recent issue of Forbes about the world’s happiest countries that cited Norway as No. 1:
The world's highest per-capita GDP at $53,000 a year. Spending on health care is second-highest after the U.S. An unparalleled 74% of Norwegians say other people can be trusted, 94% are happy with the beauty of their environment, and a very high 93% believe hard work will help them get ahead in life. Having a lot of oil and gas reserves helps.
I love that last line in the excerpt. It’s like saying, “Anyone can have a real bad day once in a while, but if you’re filthy rich you’ll probably bounce back quickly.”
In fairness, the full article does put most of the headliner stats in perspective - and provides info about the other countries that were ranked.