Finland was recently ranked, for the fifth year in a row, as the world’s happiest country. Trust in others in society plays a large role in what makes people there – and elsewhere – happy.
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For New Zealand’s first well-being budget, the government has moved away from traditional economic growth measures to focus on goals like cultural identity, social connection and happiness.
Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society’s ethos.