Graciousness and happiness

-In a survey conducted by the Singapore Kindness Movement in 2011, 43% (435) rated themselves high on graciousness while only 15% (155) rated others likewise. In addition, 88% (876) felt they had done a kind act in the last six months, yet only 55% (553) felt they had received one during the same period.

-Only 37% out of 1000 Singaporeans interviewed in 2010 were happy with the level of graciousness in Singapore. Only 53% in the survey felt that students were willing to help one another

-Bhutan, one of the happiest countries in the world, has a Gross National Happiness (GNH) index, an indicator that measures quality of life or social progress in more holistic and psychological terms than only the economic indicator of gross domestic product (GDP).

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