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    Default World Happiness Rankings: DR #2

    I read an article in the Telegraph this morning. It named The Dominican Republic as the second happiest country in the world. Who knew?

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    Britain 74th in world happiness rankings - Telegraph

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    Economists said the richer countries came lower in the ranking because of the high carbon footprint of the population, measured by looking at how much of the world's resources people consume per capita.
    Peculiar way of judging a country's "happiness".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Banker Bill View Post
    I read an article in the Telegraph this morning. It named The Dominican Republic as the second happiest country in the world. Who knew?

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    Britain 74th in world happiness rankings - Telegraph
    Presidente, Brugal and easy lays make this country a Happy Place

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    Dios, Patria y Libertad have been replaced by "What, me worry?"

    Alfred E. Newman lives here!!

    He lives in a big house in Santo Domingo called the National Palace and all of his cousins are nearby, counting his successes..

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    I've just read the article. Have to agree with insanelyOne about their measuring techniques but I for one am much happier here than I was in the UK so maybe there's something in it!!!!!!

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    I just read the article. How refreshingly illogical.

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    Just read the article. Being that the D.R is rated #2 in happy people, for sure you would think Haiti would at least rank in the top 5. This is such a jolly jolly island. I see happy jubilant people everywhere I go.

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    some of us enjoy being miserable


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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    Just read the article. Being that the D.R is rated #2 in happy people, for sure you would think Haiti would at least rank in the top 5. This is such a jolly jolly island. I see happy jubilant people everywhere I go.
    Honestly, you can't judge Dominicans mood such as happiness by their facial expressions. This is something that at first misleads many an expat and foreigner. Fact is, Dominicans are much more civil and generally genial that any of their Western counterparts by far. Of course their are exceptions, like in the tourist areas, but mainly due to factor such as the language barrier - but among themselves Dominicans have few equals in this regard. This is actually something that is very valued in this society, the appearance of civility, and the celebration of civilized and genial conversation - something we lost back in the 50's or even before.

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    And there is little Brits hate more than having nothing to moan about!!

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