- Ziska Childs
- Aspen, CO
- United States
Freelancer, united scenic artists
What is the measure of happiness?
Can we judge the success or failure of a Government by the "happiness quotient" of it's citizens?
If we use a happiness instead of money to judge the relative success of our societies how do we measure happiness?
We are awash with statistics on birth, death, health and wealth. We relate these numbers to happiness; but are these the right things to measure when we try and define happiness? Is using things like health and wealth (both easily quantifiable) a valid way to measure something which is so subjective?
Does a low suicide rate indicate a high happiness rate? Does a low addiction rate indicate a high happiness rate?
What is a true measure of happiness?