Egyptians Amongst the Unhappiest People in the World


It shouldn’t come as a shocker really, that Egyptians are the unhappiest people in the world.

Take me for example. I check out plane tickets five times a week looking for the perfect escape, even if it’s just for the mental relief that comes after telling myself that “Hey, I can get out whenever the hell I want!” Unfortunately, work doesn’t give me that kind of freedom, but that’s another story for another time.

The 2010- 2013 World Happiness report was recently released, revealing that Egyptians are amongst the unhappiest in the world, ranking 130th out of 156 countries.

Egypt scored 4.3 points on a scale from 1-to, down from 5.4 points in 2007, dropping 50 ranks since then.

The World Happiness Report is released by Columbia University’s Earth Institute. The aim of the report is to reduce the emphasis of governments on achieving economic growth and focus on policies that can improve people’s overall well-being.

According to the report, people can be unhappy for reasons such as poverty and unemployment to family breakdown and physical and mental illness.

On the other side of the happiness index, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland, Holland, and Sweden are the world’s happiest countries.

Source: Egyptian Streets

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