As the world celebrates International Happiness Day on Wednesday, Ahram Online marks the occasion by asking Egyptians of all walks of life 'What makes you happy?'
Based on the findings of the first-ever World Happiness Report, launched by the UN almost one year ago, the 'happiest' countries in the world are Norway, Finland, the Netherlands and Canada.
In the report's 'global happiness' ranking, culled from worldwide surveys conducted from 2005 to 2011, Egypt came in 101st out of the 156 countries polled. (...)
Unsurprisingly, the survey found that happier countries tended to be wealthier than their less-happy counterparts. However, certain social factors – such as personal freedoms and the relative lack of corruption – were also deemed relevant to a nation's happiness