The first Museum of Happiness is born in Denmark

The first Museum of Happiness is located in Copenhagen, Denmark, and was created by the Happiness Research Institute, a group of experts on well-being, happiness and quality of life

The first Museum of Happiness has opened to the public in Copenhagen, Denmark-a museum whose goal, as stated on the new museum’s official page , is for “visitors to leave a little wiser, a little happier, and a little more motivated to make the world a better place.” “Everyone seems to be looking for happiness,” it reads, “but maybe they’re not looking for it in the right places. That’s why the Happiness Research Institute decided to start a museum that can bring happiness into our lives.”

In fact, the new museum was created by the HappinessResearch Institute, a group of experts that focuses on well-being, happiness and quality of life.

Among the questions the Museum of Happiness seeks to answer is the geography of happiness (Finland is the happiest country in the world, but so is Paraguay. How does your country fare on the happiness atlas?), the politics of happiness (Bhutan has been measuring “gross national happiness” since the 1970s, but what are other countries around the world doing to make well-being one of the goals of society?). A workshop then intends to scientifically analyze happiness: where in our brain is the happiness area located? How does happiness change with age?; and the anatomy of smiling: how can we recognize a genuine smile from a forced one? Why is it contagious to laugh?

Happiness is also analyzed from a historical-philosophical point of view: how has our perception of happiness changed over these 2000 years?

Considering that it rains 170 days a year in Denmark, why do Denmark and other Nordic countries rank among the happiest in the world? How much does the hygge lifestyle influence being happy?

Finally, what is the future of happiness?

These and other trivia all dedicated to happiness.

The first Museum of Happiness is born in Denmark
The first Museum of Happiness is born in Denmark

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