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Mar 17, 2024

"Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get." --W.P. Kinsella

Daily Phrases from the World's Happiest Nation

Finland has been consistently ranked the globe's happiest nation for six consecutive years. In Finnish culture, happiness isn't flaunted; instead, the norm is to keep a low profile without ostentatious displays of wealth. Success isn't about surpassing others but about achieving personal contentment. Their secret? Embrace life's setbacks, they aren't to be feared but seen as opportunities for improvement. The belief that "everyone is the blacksmith of their own happiness" resonates strongly here. Personal responsibility, coupled with the support of the community, is the pathway to fulfillment. Above all, they believe that "sooner or later, summer will come to us all" -- a testament to their unyielding optimism regardless of life's circumstances. As Finnish philosopher Frank Martela puts it, "Accepting these inevitable struggles, while focusing on what is still in your hands and can be improved, will keep you active and energized even during tough times."

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