The Secret to Danish Happiness

SO you want to know the secret to Danish happiness? Join the queue. Since the early 1970s Denmark has topped just about every Happiness Index or Quality of Life list ever published. As a result, the whole world is fascinated by Denmark – its society, its lifestyle and its myriad varieties of heirloom organic grains. Recently the Danes topped the Columbia University Earth Institute’s World Happiness Report. Just before that it was Monocle magazine which put Copenhagen at the top of its Most Livable Cities list.

As for the Danes’ response, in my experience they tend to approach these surveys like the victim of a practical joke waiting to discover who the perpetrator is.’