January 8, 2010 at 4:01 am 1 comment

.:{Find Your Happy Place}:.

Pura Vida is the way of life in Costa Rica. Pura Vida reminds me of the Lion King’s Hakuna Matata. No worries. Just livin’ the “Pure Life.” Well, it appears that Costa Rica may be on to something. As the famous Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, author, and human rights activist, Nicholas Kristof, pointed out in his NYTimes op-ed, Costa Rica is in fact, the happiest place in the world.

Kristof surmises that Costa Rica’s military abolishment may have something to do with their gleeful grins. Whether it be related to military or not, the Ticos are obviously doing something right.

After all, Costa Rica beat out 148 other nations in the World Database of Happiness, and also ranked #1 according to various “happiness-measuring” scales such as the “Happy Life Years” scale and the “Happy Planet Index.”

On the one hand, I am extremely nervous to leave. On the other hand, a plate of Costa Rican happiness is sounding pretty delicious right about now.


Entry filed under: Costa Rica, Excitement, Happiness, Pura Vida. Tags: , , , , .


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  • 1. How To Achieve Happiness « Pura Vida  |  June 14, 2010 at 5:22 am

    […] the happiest country in the world by several happiness-measuring scales (for more specifics, read here), I think his article may have some truth to […]


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