Happiness: Uganda vs. US

A young refugee, Zahara observed, “In Uganda, no one complains about how stressful things are, and there’s a lot of joy in people, especially in the kids. Here, there are so many enjoyments, but the people are stressed out. They talk about their stresses all the time….” A development expert confirmed in her book, “I was awestruck by the Ugandans’ ability to endure suffering and still embrace great joy.” For a discussion of values that lead to happiness, see the book website and the WIN/Gallup report.
Justin Berton, “AIDS Orphan,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 7, 2009, p. A13.
Jacqueline Novogratz. The Blue Sweater: Bridging the Gap Between Rich and Poor in an Interconnected World. Rodale Press, 2009, p. 19.

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