Denmark is one happy place, and has been that way for decades. When measuring life satisfaction, researchers have consistently concluded that the Danes are the most satisfied, but what is their secret to their happiness?
It’s that Danes have low expectations.
â€œItâ€™s a David and Goliath thing,â€ said the lead author, Kaare Christensen, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. â€œIf youâ€™re a big guy, you expect to be on the top all the time and youâ€™re disappointed when things donâ€™t go well. But when youâ€™re down at the bottom like us, you hang on, you donâ€™t expect much, and once in a while you win, and itâ€™s that much better.â€
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