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The Happiest Place on Earth

July 6, 2009 @ 4:15 PM | Permalink

A recent report found Costa Rica to be the happiest place on earth (well, out of the 143 countries surveyed.)
 
Last time the list was compiled Costa Rica placed third.
 
The report – The (Un)Happy Planet Index – came with this disclaimer: “The nations that top the Index aren’t the happiest places in the world, but the nations that score well show that achieving, long, happy lives without over-stretching the planet’s resources is possible.”
 
The calculation begins with this question: All things considered, how satisfied are you with your life as a whole, among others.
 
The United States came in 114th, an indication that “high levels of resource consumption do not reliably produce high levels of well-being, and that it is possible to produce high well-being without excessive consumption of the Earth’s resources,” according to the report.
 
 It also reveals that there are different routes to achieving comparable levels of well-being. The model followed by the West can provide widespread longevity and variable life satisfaction, but it does so only at a vast and ultimately counter-productive cost in terms of resource consumption.

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Posted on 7/07/2009 by

Derek Marin

Derek Marin

I have to agree. I've only lived here for a few months now but it has been amazing thus far. I've ziplined over waterfalls, ridden a horse, eaten flavorful casados, danced to a live salsa band, and I've even picked up some pachuco (the native spanish slang). It's no wonder their saying is "pura vida" because that's what this place has–lots of life and adventure! Pura vida mae ;)

Posted on 7/08/2009 by

elizabeth Cherne

elizabeth Cherne

I visited Costa Rica about l5 years ago and enjoyed my stay very much as I found the country to be beautiful and the people to be friendly. I would recommend anyone to consider traveling to Costa Rica.

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Chrissie----did you recover anything, or succeed in stopping charges to your credit cards? DaDaddy

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