Having a laugh at the Kowloon City wet market last December. Hong Kong’s rankings in the World Happiness Report have fallen from 46th when the report was first published in 2012. Photo: May Tse Having a laugh at the Kowloon City wet market last December. Hong Kong’s rankings in the World Happiness Report have fallen from 46th when the report was first published in 2012. Photo: May Tse
Having a laugh at the Kowloon City wet market last December. Hong Kong’s rankings in the World Happiness Report have fallen from 46th when the report was first published in 2012. Photo: May Tse
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Hong Kong can lift its misery by making happiness serious business

  • Focusing on economic growth has left Hong Kong sadly at 76th in the World Happiness Report. The city must get serious about tracking happiness to have a stab at a meaningful future
  • To start, try the OECD’s Better Life Index, which tracks 11 qualities such as housing, secure jobs and civic engagement

Having a laugh at the Kowloon City wet market last December. Hong Kong’s rankings in the World Happiness Report have fallen from 46th when the report was first published in 2012. Photo: May Tse Having a laugh at the Kowloon City wet market last December. Hong Kong’s rankings in the World Happiness Report have fallen from 46th when the report was first published in 2012. Photo: May Tse
Having a laugh at the Kowloon City wet market last December. Hong Kong’s rankings in the World Happiness Report have fallen from 46th when the report was first published in 2012. Photo: May Tse
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