On Sunday January 20, 2013 I read an article posted on Yahoo’s website entitled, “World’s happiest countries” attributed to Forbes.com (by Christopher Helmen). The article listed the world's 10 happiest countries. The objective of the think tank that produced this very extensive six year research study was to figure out what it is that makes a happy country happy – so that the less fortunate countries of the world might have a benchmark to work toward.
5. New Zealand
8. The Netherlands
The think tank's research tries to answer the question, "what makes a society happy?" It found that individual happiness consists of being healthy, having enough food to feed yourself and your family. As well, happiness is having enough money to do what you want and buy what you want. For the most part, this consists of having a nice home, decent clothes, a car or perhaps two, cable TV, and having the ability to have good times with family and friends. Happiness also included being able to speak
For our government to continue to support the collective efforts of its citizens to survive there must be a redistribution of the resources it has at it's diposal. This resource redistribution alone will not underwrite the evolution of our society. Other methods of funding our collective future must be established. There are three ways that when instituted together, will fund the changes necessary to provide for us all a more perfect social system. While they are radical when pondered, it must be remember that evolution is by nature radical change. There is precedent for each that has generated positive results within stages of human history. They are viable options when applied correctly and right(eous)ly by a people exhibiting the characteristics associated with being intelligent and civilized. These changes are aimed at shifting the funding of our support systems from the backs of working Americans to other elements of our social structure where the gains from working person's efforts are collected. One involves shifting some of the financial responsibilities of society to the corporations that are reaping huge profit collecting the dollars we work for and spend. Another involves the very limited participation of our government in the free-enterprise system. The last involves an area of free-enterprise from which the government can gain great revenue. The 3 ways of funding our evolved, restructured, more perfect social systems are through Corporate Aid, very limited and specific Nationalization, and the Legalization of Vice.
BEST IS THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE, LIBERTY, AND PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Corporations Benefiting Communities
U.S. Economy System Outdated
what's on your mind without fear, to worship the God of your choosing, and to feel safe and secure in your own home. All of the top ten happiest countries have some interesting things in common. For one, they are all democracies. They all have generous welfare benefits and lots of redistribution of wealth. However, they do not let socialism encroach upon their democracy. They have an abundance of civil liberties, even to the point of decriminalizing recreational drug use and prostitution.
THE EVOLUTION OF LIFE, LIBERTY, AND PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Its not revolution. Its evolution.
It is apparent that many of the systems that govern our lives are broken. The degree of change necessary to make these systems better is drastic not so much indicative of having them fixed in as much as it is indicative of having them evolve. The actions of change/evolution must occur relative to the boundaries of respective systems else we risk destroying our democracy and our economy. For our political system to evolve it must continue to exist. For our economic system to evolve it must continue to exist. Its is not revolution. It is evolution. It is to change our way of life to create for ourselves a more perfect union through Conscious Evolution.