Truthfully, I have never witnessed happier human beings than right here, in this lovely country called BHUTAN.
Instead of using GDP to measure their country’s wealth and prosperity, they use GNH – GROSS NATIONAL HAPPINESS. (Seriously, this is not a joke!!!)
The 4 pillars of GNH are:
– Sustainable development
– Environmental protection
– Cultural preservation
– Good governance
Together, these 4 pillars have been ingrained in Bhutanese society since 1974, when King Jigme Singye Wangchuck created it. GNH has revolutionized the way in which this country operates, going far beyond happiness of its people. It has led to Bhutan becoming one of the greenest countries in the world and a global leader in sustainability. It’s the ONLY country to have negative carbon emissions. This means that its forests absorb more carbon dioxide each year than its sources of pollution (factories) give out. How amazing is that?
There is so much to admire about Bhutan, and it all stems from Gross National Happiness.
Have any questions about visiting Bhutan? Comment below, and I’ll be happy to help out!