I recently looked over the world happiness index and it made me unhappy. But first a little background information is needed.
The WHI "balances" life expectancy, life satisfaction, and "ecological footprint." A ranked list of the countries by WHI and an interactive map are available.
The problem with the ecological footprint enters in the picture when
Here's part of the list with my thoughts (links go to CIA World Factbook)
China - 56 - No words need
East Timor - 52 - Still in the top tier without a government, that's a triumph
Haiti - 43.3 - Getting close to the middle of the list
Spain - 43 - How the heck did they lose to Haiti?!? Red flag alert!
France - 36.4 - I knew being full-blooded Formage was bad but dang
United States - 28.8 - That explains why Americans are emigrating all over the world; wait...
After review the travesty of a list I tried my personal happiness index. My index number was 42.4 which I was told is the same as
Hat Tip: Geography@About.com