Finland: Worlds Happiest Country 6:th Time in a Row!
While many factors contribute to Finland’s consistent ranking as the world’s happiest country, one key factor is its great social support system. The country has a comprehensive welfare state that provides its citizens with access to quality healthcare, education, and social services. The Finnish education system has also been praised for its focus on equity and quality, providing students equal opportunities for success regardless of their background!
This year a deciding factor in the World Happiness Report rankings was the resilience that the country showed throughout the year. With a recent pandemic, a world-wide economic downward trend, and a war raging in Ukraine, Finland has shown incredibly strong resilience to these external factors. All of this boils down to what we Finns call “sisu”. A word that can only be translated as a mix of grit, determination, bravery, and resilience completely unique to the Finnish people and at the heart of their identity.
Of course, no country is without its challenges, and Finland is no exception. Finland faces issues such as an aging population leading to a surge in demand for nurses and caregivers. However, Finland’s consistent ranking as the world’s happiest country is a testament to the country’s commitment to creating a society that prioritizes the well-being of all its citizens. And with companies like Silk Road working towards alleviating this shortage we are sure that Finland can even overcome this issue!
In a world that can feel divided and uncertain, Finland’s ranking as the world’s happiest country is an important reminder of what truly matters. Community, nature, and social support all result in what can only be called the Finnish lifestyle. There’s much you can learn from this small but happy country.
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