People living in the countryside are happier than people living in big cities?

It is not easy. While you may observe that, in general, people living in the countryside are happier than people living in big cities ufabet – and perhaps it is true that people’s happiness increases if they move to the countryside – we can’t always be certain about what is the cause and what is the effect.

Countryside vs. Big City

Countryside vs. Big City

Perhaps people who move to and live in the big cities are less happy not because of the big city but because of the type of person you are if you choose to live in a big city. Perhaps people who are attracted to big cities are more ambitious, and the downside to being ambitious is that you are chronically dissatisfied with the status quo.

Ideally, we would undertake experiments with identical twins, separate them at birth and flip a coin to see which twin should grow up and live for the rest of their life in the city and which in the countryside. But the government says that I’m not allowed to do that.

Great things sometimes have small beginnings.

Great things sometimes have small beginnings.

In other words, there are a lot of things we cannot control for and there are a lot of pitfalls in the science of happiness. But the best way to make sure that we do not gain knowledge in this field is to lean back and say that it can’t be done ufabetthailand. I am yet to hear a convincing argument why happiness should be the one thing in the world we cannot study in a scientific manner.

And yes, it may be easier to sit in our armchairs with our arms crossed, insisting that it can’t be done – but those sorts of people have never discovered new continents or taken man to the moon. What makes me proud to be part of the human race – with all our faults and failures – is our endless curiosity and imagination.

We are the only species who will look towards a red, barren planet in the distant sky and think, how do we get up there? So why should we not try to push the boundaries for quality of life? What I see is a big potential to improve happiness through little adjustments in our behaviour.