A Little Country With a Lot of Happiness

The country of Bhutan ranks in the top 10 when it comes to life satisfaction.
2:33 | 10/13/11

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We all know that the declaration of independence dedicated our young country for the pursuit of happiness. But I'm not -- it turns out that America today is getting trounced by a tiny speck of a country. It's good time in the analyze and here they actually measure happiness -- make it happen. Today was especially happy because they celebrated a royal wedding are GMA weekend anchor Dan Harris traveled halfway around the world to be there. Today in this remote isolated country -- dashing king. At age 31 the youngest team in the world transformed -- beautiful 21 year old commoner and the daughter of an airline pilots. Touching her face delicately. As He crowned her. The new queen occasionally looked overwhelmed by the magnitude of the day. But at least she gets her -- to herself and his father the former king has four wives all sisters. Which -- -- it is a country about the size of Iowa with a population of roughly equal to El Paso. A place where there are zero stoplights and only three dentists and where they got their first escalator last month. But what -- Condit perhaps most famous -- is. -- -- -- Instead of measuring their economies like gross domestic product figures have been called gross national happiness. Every two years they survey thousands of people. This questionnaire -- truly incredible and ask questions like on a scale of zero to ten. Do you consider yourself happy they also ask questions about how much sleep people are getting how well they're eating -- how they feel about the government. This is pretty personal. -- numbers have inspired new policies like protecting forests and teaching children to meditate. Now some American economists are viewing this isn't some flaky idea they point out that while the US economy's. We ranked 23 when it comes to life satisfaction. And -- is in the top ten. One shining example of -- times chipper attitude. You fellas right in the middle of his own wedding -- McCain's surprisingly. By asking whether I was having it this time. -- One of the most beautiful places -- us president. Thank you learn a little country with a big idea for happiness London -- -- America. -- track. Dan Harris ABC news would not go boom time.

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