Since it is Friday, we wanted to give you a happy story, and what better than this post from June in which NPR notes that the US slipped in well-being rankings by Gallup. No, that’s obviously not the good part: Puerto Rico is surprisingly in the third spot, right behind Panama and Costa Rica.
Before you start yelling and complaining that this is wrong, see this:
“Latin Americans in particular have higher levels of well-being than any other regional group,” the polling firm says. “Residents of many Latin American countries are among the most likely in the world to report daily positive experiences such as smiling and laughing, feeling enjoyment, and feeling treated with respect each day.”
“Subjective well-being does not necessarily correlate with GDP, the presence of conflict or other absolute indicators. War-torn populations such as those in Afghanistan may have extremely low well-being, but Gallup and Healthways also found low levels of well-being in countries that are relatively stable, such as Croatia, South Korea and Singapore.”
Puerto Rico also scored high marks in purpose landing in the third sport, social with the top ranking in the world, community, with the 8th rank and physical with the 4th rank. It obviously did not rank in the top 10 for financial. Because duh.
So go out and enjoy your Friday Puerto Rico, after all you have the best social element in life of the (United States and the) world.