The human resolve to be happy has been "remarkably resilient," says the 2023 World Happiness Report, which recorded global satisfaction averages as high as those in the pre-pandemic years. The report, which draws on global survey data from people in more than 150 countries had already recorded a global surge of benevolence in 2020 and 2021, following the pandemic and according to 2022 data, people’s tendency to be kind, generous, and altruistic towards others was 25% more common than before the pandemic. Every year, more and more data becomes available detailing how happiness should be measured, which means “national happiness can now become an operational objective for governments,” says the report. This year, they ranked the top 10 happiest countries as follows: Finland Denmark Iceland Israel Netherlands Sweden Norway Switzerland Luxembourg New Zealand

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