Bhutan, the “Happiest Country” in the world, the last standing Buddhist Kingdom and has one of the fastest growing GDP’s in the world. This country is also called “Land Of The Thunder Dragon.” Bhutan is located in South Asia and is landlocked between India, Tibet, China, and Nepal.
Reasons Why Bhutan is Happy And On People’s Bucketlist!
1. Spirituality and Materialism.
People in Bhutan are different from other people. They are least interested with new fashion and new gadgets. They actually let the globalization hit the country in the past 10 years. This happened as it allows their citizens to balance their material possessions and spirituality and that just makes them happier. They are just happy to be alive.
2. Fastest GDP.
The people in Bhutan are managing their resources so well, that their GDP is the fastest growing GDP in the world! Even India has been investing in their hydro-power.
3. Less Gadget Freak And Social Media.
People of Bhutan do not believe in owning many gadgets. Be it radio, TVs or even phones. The use of social media is also very less. Let’s face it, the exposure to social media comes with different kind of negativity which takes a toll on our mental health. Hence, they prefer to not deal with such negativity, which is one more reason as to why they are happy.
4. Protection of National Park.
The people believe in conservation of environment and are very strict when it comes to animals and trees. The country announced not long ago that 60% of their country would be safe from things like deforestation permanently. It makes 50% of the country, a national park.
5. Less Pollution.
One of the advantage of being so environmentally conscious is that the Bhutanese people live in less pollution. They do have some things around that cause pollution such as automobiles. However, they lack the miles upon miles of factories and waste-producing businesses. This makes the air, water, and ground much cleaner. There is a reason why pictures of untouched wildernesses are so beautiful and desirable. It’s because they aren’t polluted with potentially harmful chemical fumes.
Looks like, it’s time for you to pack your bags and feel a different kind of happiness. Spend time with Bhutanese people and know what it takes to be happy.