Exploring the ‘happiest country in the world!’

Hey there! How you doin’, great I hope. We are back with another fascinating post on our Blog site Peace of Mind.

This time we’ll take a look at the world’s most happiest country, Finland!

For the third year in a row, Finland has placed at the top of the list as being the happiest country in the world, with Denmark coming in second, followed by Switzerland, which pushed Norway out of the top three this year, according to The Forbes report. Check the full report here.

let’s take a look at some facts which are major components adding to the happiness of Finland :

Finland, officially known as the Republic of Finland is a Nordic Country located in Northern Europe. Finland shares its borders with Sweden to the west, Russia to the East, and Norway to the North & is defined by the Gulf of Bothnia to the West and the Gulf of Finland to the south that are part of the Baltic Sea.

In 1906, Finland became the first European state to grant all the adult citizens right to vote, and the first in the world to provide all adult citizens with right to run for public office. Nicholas II, the last Tsar of Russian Empire, tried Finland to make a Russian state and also terminate its political autonomy, but after 1917 Russian Revolution, Finland declared itself independent from the empire.

Finland was inhabited around 9000 BC, the last Glacier Period. The Stone Age introduced several different kinds of ceramic cultures and styles.

The Bronze Age and Iron Age were characterised by extensive contacts with other cultures in Fennoscandia and the Baltic Region.

While Finns have always been at the forefront of technological innovation, they know happiness cannot be found on a computer screen. While others go to therapy, Finns put on a pair of rubber boots and head to the woods!

Even Prisons in Finland are more like cafés and personal bedrooms!

Rather than punishing their prisoners, Finland focuses on major rehabilitation and preparation for a smooth reentry of prisoners into the society.

A prison cell at the Ojoinen Open Prison looks more like a personl bedroom! , prisoners are also allowed a few personal possessions.

Normal Daily routine of Prisoners

There are no bars on the windows, no huge gates, no fences.

By 7am, the prisoners are ready to begin their working day. A number of prisoners have jobs with local businesses, while the rest perform tasks organised by the prison.

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