People happier if country they live in has:

  • Solid economy,


  • Healthy life expectancy,


  • Having someone to count on,


  • Perceived freedom to make life choices,


  • Freedom from corruption,


  • National, personal feelings of generosity.

A positive outlook during the early stages of life sets foundation for greater happiness during adulthood (must invest early on in the lives of kids to be happy not with stuff, but with connection, giving, community consciousness rather than entitlement, money and fame.)

Sustainable Development Solutions Network. “World Happiness Report 2015 ranks happiest countries.” ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 23 April 2015