Finland, is in first place as the happiest followed by Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Sweden, Norway. Israel came ninth. There are a total of 146 countries in the ranking.
The ranking is determined by the life expectancy of the population, the observation of civil liberties, among other factors.
Will the view of such happiness ever change? If it is good for me, my body, I am calm—that is what happiness is. I am safe, there is money in the bank.
Answer: The one who counts is the one who determines. Which means, maintaining animal existence at the appropriate level is called happiness.
Question: Will we ever start from another concept of happiness?
Answer: Happiness means connection with the meaning of existence. And if there is this connection, then a person really sees how he lives, what he aspires to, toward what he floats with the flow of life, and he is happy.
Question: Then maybe, for him, just a little bit of this and there will already be happiness? The main thing is that there is a goal.
Answer: No, I do not think that is the case. The point is how much I am willing to pay for real happiness. If only this is really important to me and not other animal fillings, services, and so on, then this is happiness.
As a result, this is the measure of rising above one’s egoism. Because there you lose the feeling of all kinds of earthly calculations, and it only matters to you how much you rise above all this egoistic, animal state.
Question: Do you think we will ever measure happiness this way?
Answer: Undoubtedly! And I think that time is not far away. We are being seriously led to this. And all these problems, the vicissitudes that we feel on ourselves are all to create the right measurement of happiness in us.
From KabTV’s “News with Dr. Michael Laitman” 3/21/22