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    Posted: 16-May-2009 at 02:29

İ was searching about Bhutan. What is that Gross National Happiness and how does it work? Are they really happy? Ermm

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It means that the government is more interested in making people happy than making people rich.

Hence, they are more likely to build a new archery range than a new ore smelter.
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GNH is a wonderful idea. Don't know if it can possibly work in practise though...
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I could watch two years ago a docu about Buthan, about a buthanese djay who had studied in England and wanted to play house, trance etc in the only discho of the country's capital. He wasn't succesful because people wanted to hear Jennifer López and Ricky Martin. I was astonished with this docu, the traditions specially around the capital was falling quickly, surelly in other regions people were more traditional, but the view i had was a small country, with small population, under a quick westernization based on mass-media, concerning specially to the youngers; nothing wrong but remind me some situations in the mountaineous villages of my country in the 70,s, both in economy and social way, so i admited the reality and certainly lost interest. Sincerely after watch it, i couldn't understand the role of this kind of countries in the 21th century.

 
This is, a film-docu
 


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but money makes happy.... Wink
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The Bhutanese are no more and no less happier than the rest of the world.  The concept of Gross National Happiness is largely the creation of wealthy liberals living in the USA and Europe. In their never ending quest to find a mythical land of progressive social tolerance, ecology and non violence, they have made Bhutan into an imaginary paradise.
 
Bhutanese rulers, see limited tourism (wealthy tourists only, as tourism permits cost thousands of dollars) as an excellent tool for development. They have then launched advertising campaigns that this market will find appealing.
 
 


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