Having made it to the New York Times staff, only to be fired because he was found “naive AND unsophisticated”, Eric Weiner took revenge gracefully: he wrote a New York Times bestseller.
Exploring state-of-the art happiness research (and making quite a bit of fun of it along the way), he travels to 10 countries to investigate what makes people happy (The Netherlands-Happiness is a number/Switzerland. Happiness is boredom/Bhutan-Happiness is a policy/Qatar- Happiness is winning a lottery ticket/Iceland-Happiness is failure/Moldova-Happiness is somewhere else/Thailand-Happiness is not thinking/Great Britain-Happiness is a work in progress/India-Happiness is a contradiction/America-Happiness is home) .
Is happiness having lots and lots of money? Culture? Religion? Inter Course?
Weiner’s observations are impactful and his writing, downright funny. I bet he is happy now.
Are you happy? Perhaps you would be, if you lived in Thailand.