An Olympian Thought


So the 2012 Olympics are rapidly approaching their closing, and the archer from Bhutan, who spent a mere six minutes in competition before being eliminated, explains that she is happy.  Happy to be in London, happy to share her country’s unique perspective on life, and happy to explain why the intrinsic pursuit of happiness is important in her culture.  In an interview with Dr. Nancy Snyderman, she elaborates that in Bhutan, happiness is not only common, it’s government-mandated!  In fact, studies reveal that the Bhutanese people are ‘the happiest populace on Earth’.

Hearing this, governments like the United States and others are actually announcing that they intend to launch studies to determine whether happiness is actually beneficial to a society.

No –  really!

Watch for similar studies on breathing later this year.

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