Last year Bhutan successfully lobbied the UN to adopt a non-binding resolution to make happiness a ‘development indicator’. The UK supported this and so we are invited to draw up own own measures of happiness and contribute them to the UN’s development agenda. This is based on Bhutan’s GNH, Gross National Happiness, which measures quality of life by looking at the balance between the material and the spiritual.
Commenting on the UN delegates, the Bhutanese representative said they were overworked and needed to spend more time with their families.
So the question is – what do you think would be a good happiness indicator?
Leave a comment below with your ideas: