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What makes Finland the happiest country?

Asked by mazingerz88 (28968points) 3 months ago from iPhone

And how?

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Caravanfan's avatar

Because we Finnish are just the most awesomest people in the world.

janbb's avatar

I thought Bhutan was the happiest country! But the one thing I do know about Finland is that kids start school at 7 (if that’s true still) and that they are given no homework ever because it’s considered that kids need time to play. Happy children make for happy families. I suspect there is also social support like universal healthcare, etc.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Have you ever seen a typical citizen! I’d be pretty happy, too, if I looked in the mirror and saw that!

My kids had classmates from Finland in their elementary school class. Every person in that family was gorgeous. Blond, fit, and nice.

Caravanfan's avatar

@janbb I don’t believe in homework either for kids either. It must be because I’m Finnish.
@LuckyGuy I’m gorgeous, blond, fit, and nice. Oh, no wait…

LadyMarissa's avatar

@Caravanfan So, you’re NOT a blond??? ;-)

Caravanfan's avatar

@LadyMarissa Well, sorta. My hair is white. So that’s kind of blond.

Caravanfan's avatar

Here’s a fun Finnish fact. Finland did their best to protect their Jews from the Nazis. They evacuated many to Sweden. A few were extradited under protest.

Caravanfan's avatar

Here’s another fun Finnish fact. They have their own version of baseball and it is frikking crazy to watch called Pesapallo

LadyMarissa's avatar

@Caravanfan People with white hair still have options…blond, brown, black, blue, red. green, etc!!!

Caravanfan's avatar

@LadyMarissa I’m too cheap to color my hair. Besides my white hair fools everybody into thinking that I am distinguished.

janbb's avatar

Apparently, thinking about Finland makes @Caravanfan happy!

Brian1946's avatar

I think they have no, or at most very few Brians.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Was it Finland who saved their oil money? I believe that they live off of the interest of $280 billion USA dollars?

janbb's avatar

@Caravanfan Hoo boy! That looks like Ingmar Bergman mixed with Sam Peckinpah!

Caravanfan's avatar

@janbb I frikking loved that movie. My daughter texted me. “Dad. Go see Sisu. Don’t take Mom”.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Sorry. I looked it up. Finland is not in the top ten for richest countries. My mistake.

flutherother's avatar

It is far enough away from the insanity that is everywhere else.

Caravanfan's avatar

@flutherother It’s right next door to Russia, so that’s not true.

flutherother's avatar

@Caravanfan As long as the door is firmly closed and bolted.

Caravanfan's avatar

@flutherother It is now. Border is mostly closed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine,.

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