They have come out with a "World Map of Happiness". It was found out that the significant factors that decided the "happiness" of a country were health, poverty level, and access to basic education.
Only two Asian countries are in the top 10 - Bhutan and Brunei Darussalam coming in at 8th and 9th places respectively.
I was surprised to find that Malaysia did quite well, coming at 17th place. The United Kingdom came in at a distant 41 (I am not surprised). The US of A came in at 23rd.
Apparently the most miserable people on the Earth are those that live in Burundi closely followed by Zimbabwe.
Mr. Mugabe! Please pity to your people and just step down.
Read the BusinessWeek article.