Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Indians 4th Happiest in the world?

A recent news item on Rediff quotes a survey in which indians were found to be the 4th "happiest",
in the world. I just wonder what sample population was chosen for this survey. Surely, it could not have been numerous victims of riots & terrorism, people living in abject poverty in Bihar, UP, MP among others, people living in the slums of Delhi & Bombay, people fed up with corruption or people caught up in the grind of life in India. That must cover almost all the people . I am still wondering who were the people in that survey or is it that we indians are still happy and content inspite of all the hardships we endure in day-to-day lives.

1 comment:

Ashutosh said...

I think there are two kinds of happy people; those who think they are because of no reason (and these could be possibly the true happy ones), and those who are deluding themselves that they are happy because they don't know anything better, or because they simply have no choice. I believe such samples may cover the latter kind.
From another perspective, there are NO happy people in the world.
But yes, the results of these 'hapiness index' polls can be intriguing...I remember one such taken years ago, which concluded that Bangladeshians (Bangladeshites?) are the happiest people in the world!