Gross National Happiness

How does one measure this? I am just back from a great visit to Bhutan and by my standards, it was one happy trip!

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While this is a philosophical approach to governing a nation, it seems to be working. The present king’ s father developed this plan with Buddhist principles in mind and not the Western way. He put forth the following goals: sustainable development, preservation and promotion of cultural values, conservation of the natural environment and good governance.  While not a political analyst, I am impressed with what I witnessed.  They also soak up more greenhouse gases than they emit.

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I will be blogging about my full week of adventures in the next two posts. What a wonderful place!

About Agingadventurer

I have now visited over 100 Countries and hope to add at least 5 every year.
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