Happiness Is A Great Metric For Success, But How Do We Measure It In An Unequal World?

03/23/2015 08:33 am ET | Updated Mar 23, 2015
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Today, March 20, was dubbed International Happiness Day by the United Nations back in 2012. Designating a day for a state of mind was designed to recognize “the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals and aspirations in the lives of human beings around the world,” and the importance of making happiness a goal of public policy, the UN said.

The goal is laudable–and incredibly difficult. There are problems with measuring happiness in a world so fundamentally unequal. And while happiness is a feeling not hard to express, it is very hard to quantify.

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