Thursday, October 13, 2011

Gross National Happiness

Who is this beautiful couple?

The King of Bhutan and his new bride. They were married today in a traditional ceremony in Bhutan. I saw them on the news this morning, and decided to look up more information on Bhutan. Did you know that the phrase "Gross National Happiness" came out of Bhutan?

In 1972 their king decided that for his country Gross National Happiness was a higher priority than Gross National Product.

The four pillars of Gross National Happiness are:

1) promotion of sustainable development
2) preservation and promotion of cultural values
3) conservation of the natural environment
4) establishment of good governance

Sounds like a pretty good basis for society, doesn't it?


Gardn Of Weedn said...

Hey Judy,
I think the guy is on to something. Maybe if we could all slow down and think more of each other than we do of our wallets...Or have we become so wary and weary that we can't? I dunno

judy in ky said...

I really think we should try, Dee.