|Singapore Ranks No 1 on 'Unhappy' Index|
|by Tom McGregor||Wed, Dec 19, 2012, 09:54 PM|
What nation ranks number 1 for having the world's most unhappy people? Well, if you think the answer would be: North Korea, Somalia or Iran then you would be mistaken. Singapore is considered to be saddest place on earth, according to a global Gallup poll.
The Daily Telegraph of London reports that, "the world’s happiest people are in Latin America and those living in Singapore are the most unhappy, a poll of 150,000 people around the globe has found."
Pollsters for Gallup Inc. ask approximately 1,000 people in each of 148 countries last year if they felt well-rested, were treated with respect, smiled or laughed often, did something interesting and felt feelings of enjoyment.
According to the Telegraph, "the people least likely to report positive emotions lived in Singapore, the wealthy and orderly city-state that ranks among the most developed in the world. Other wealthy countries also sat surprisingly low on the list. Germany and France tied with the poor African state of Somaliland for 47th place."
written by Desmond Lee , December 20, 2012
The actual Gallup survey ranked Singapore as the most "emotional-less".
There's a big difference between emotional-less and being unhappy.
The Telegraph was being sensational about the survey, and in so doing, distorted the truth.
written by sindy , December 20, 2012
are you sure you had target the right people for online interviews?
written by Billmarvel , December 20, 2012
No fooling? The place William Gibson once called "Disneyland with the death penalty?"
written by Malaysian , December 21, 2012
The emotional part of a person is equally importantly. Whether life is positive or negative, most people would think about life itself. Like are they really happy. They will think about life other than a materialistic life. Many people flock to Singapore, to U.S., to the Arab countries for bigger paychecks.Many people go for spiritual pilgrimage for internal peace. It is a balancing act between having better pay and inner contentment. Better pay does not guarantee inner contentment. Inner contentment does not necessarily need a better pay.
written by True Blue Singaporean , December 22, 2012
Well said. Low wages, high cost of living, high no of foreginer, no welfare, no freedom, no land, no scenery, no worklife balance, no time, strict laws, tyranny govt. How to be happy???
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