So I was looking at the latest article that profiles the happiest countries in the world, and Denmark again is number one followed by Finland at number two; two Scandinavian nations which combine quality of life with a good work/play balance.
How does that philosophy occur in an entire nation? It is one thing to discuss Living Simple in selected families, or even one small town or community, but an entire country? Obviously the nation itself, from the government down throughout the entire social fabric of the country, must be committed to this simple lifestyle.
Do political leaders in Denmark look at every decision based on how it will affect the lifestyle in Denmark? Do they do that in Finland?
This seems so foreign to me because here in the United States it is a rare political leader who thinks of life quality as first and foremost in the decision-making process. Of course, when you consider the number of social problems we have in the United States, perhaps you could draw some rather obvious conclusions, starting with maybe our leaders should be concerned with quality of lifestyle?
Thoughts to consider this morning while I do more research on Finland and Denmark; maybe those would be great countries to retire to.