I am happy that you are looking at Seattle (& King County?) Happiness index. There is something, however, much more important than happiness and that is goodness. I wonder if anyone could create a 'goodness' index. Prime example for Christians: Jesus was pretty good, but probably not very happy hanging on that cross. Looking at the Bhutan list, I think that if those measures are met, there will be as much goodness as happiness. But being good always trumps being happy...even when being good does not lend itself to your happiness...at least not in the short run.
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