10 Steps to Happiness/China mimics Bhutan

Nice piece in The Guardian listing all the things the happiness experts say: downsize, be flexible, help others. Balance your life.

The story cites a “happiness index” that’s been deployed in a township in China that’s very similar to the factors considered by Bhutan.

Excerpt:

“To bring happiness into the evaluation system is in line with the social development and is a symbol that China is seeking to explore scientific and sustainable methods of management, especially in its vast rural areas,” said Li Junwei, a professor with the Party School of the Central Committee of the CPC, the highest institution to train government officials.

Li, however, noted that the inclusion of the “Happiness Index” does not mean the replacement or disposal of traditional economic indicators, which play a fundamental role in people’s happiness.

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