Hey there! How you doin’, great I hope. We are back with another fascinating post on our Blog site Peaceof 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.
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.
Japan is an island country in East Asia located in the northwest PacificOcean . It is bordered by the Sea of Japan to the west and extends from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the South.
Japan is the eleventh most-populous country of the world.
It’s magnificent to note that Japan was perhaps the only country to suffer by the drastic effects of The Second World War, and now it is the second largest contributor to the regular budget of the UN.
Check out some breath-taking and amazing images of Japan:
The blooms of hellebores, Viburnum Burkwoodii and Japanese cherries whirl in the golden light of spring evening.
The famous ‘Yoshino Cherry’ Tree. The tree that stands for ‘Sakura‘, the Japanese cherry festival. It is fascinating to note that while Japan has over 100 indigenous cherry varieties, 70% of the trees today are Yoshino, due to mass planting in the late 19th and early 20th century. It flowers for one week actually on average, but attracts thousands of tourists. Now isn’t it fascinating?
A long exposure of waterfall in Shizouka, Japan.
Skyline of Tokyo, Japan. Did you know? Tokyo was formerly known as Edo in the 20th century. The name was changed in 1890 in the light of Meiji Restoration.
Simplicity can be defined as a state or quality of being simple. Something easy to understand or explain seems simple, in contrast to something which is complicated.
Simplicity is the greatest form of sophistication, to think simply is to understand the benefit of a simpler approach first.
“the simplest explanation is often the most plausible.”
Like Sherlock Holmes used to say when confronting a crime scene.
Simplicity can be difficult for some people to achieve, but people who tend to remain calm and simple in most of the complex situations may find it easy to live a simple life.
“Simplicity is the essence of happy life.”
Why to remain simple even in the most complex situations?
This is the question that is asked by thousands of people everyday. Simplicity matters because it has such a big effect on us, our technologies, and our ability to communicate. When it’s done well, simplicity makes communication clearer and much more understandable for you and others.
During this fall, me and my friends decided that we should spend some time hanging around in Asia’s biggest park. Janeshwar Mishra park, in Lucknow, India, is the biggest park of Asia.We played badminton, and spent some time hanging around feeling the beauty of mesmerising park.
Check out some pictures of the Janeshwar Mishra park.