Research has suggested that while personal feelings of pleasure are the accepted definition of happiness in Western cultures, East Asian cultures tend to see happiness as social harmony and in some parts of Africa and India it’s more about shared experiences and family.

Cours de conversation : Wednesday 30th and Thursday 31st of January 2019

Concepts of happiness
Research has suggested that while personal feelings of pleasure are the accepted definition of happiness in Western cultures, East Asian cultures tend to see happiness as social harmony and in some parts of Africa and India it’s more about shared experiences and family. Neil and Rob discuss what makes people happy and … are happy to teach you new vocabulary.

This week’s question
The World Happiness Report measures “subjective well-being” – how happy the people are, and why. But do you know, according to a United Nations agency report in 2017, which is the happiest country on Earth? Is it…

a)    Norway

b)    Japan

c)    New Zealand

Listen to the programme to find out the answer.

 

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