Kind of Happiness
In recent times, Bhutan has become famous worldwide as a happy country. The United Nations to countries like Japan, United Kingdom, Brazil, South Korea, the USA and France have all embraced Bhutan’s gift to mankind, the Gross National happiness (GNH) philosophy. This new development paradigm requires society to create the enabling conditions for their people to pursue happiness by balancing spiritual and material needs in order that the planet Earth is not overly exploited due to wanton materialistic consumption. Back in Bhutan, the pursuit of happiness is inbuilt in the government’s policies and its impact is manifest in the day-to-day lifestyle of the people.