Peculiar way of judging a country's "happiness".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.
Presidente, Brugal and easy lays make this country a Happy PlaceI read an article in the Telegraph this morning. It named The Dominican Republic as the second happiest country in the world. Who knew?
Britain 74th in world happiness rankings - Telegraph
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.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.
I don't know you well enough to tell, but I hope that's sarcasm.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.
I have been saying this all along but nobody would listen.
This is quite true, however, anybody who lives here and speaks the language would understand this hardly tells the whole story. Fact is Dominicans have a culture that is very wrapped around NY and to them it is the promised land and want to get there at all cost. Does that mean they will be happier in the States? Not necessarily, but the majority won't tell you that as they have more to gain by keeping it to themselves. Nonetheless, if it is such why do so many Dominicans who have the means choose to retire here in the DR or return frequently after they retire?"Youth in the Dominican Republic were most likely to want to move with 82% responding that, with the right means, they would migrate."