The fact that people are not equally happy in the countries of the world is also proven by the title of “happiest country”, which is voted on every year. Finland has led the ranking for years, followed by the traditional Scandinavian countries, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Israel and the Netherlands. Unfortunately, we’re usually not even in the top 50.
Expression of feelings varies from culture to culture. Scholars in nearly 2,500 languages research Semantic patterns from around the world, he found that emotional expressions (such as anxiety, sadness, happiness) can have very different meanings depending on which language family they come from.
the conversationAccording to a new study presented in Finland, which can be called the happily ever after, as well as in China, the population expresses fewer negative emotions. Emotions were also analyzed in 1056 participants from five African countries (Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe), and according to the results, there are differences in habits within and between countries. More collectivistic African nations found guilt more than pride, and African nations tended to express positive emotions more strongly than other nations.
Culture influences how people express their feelings, for example, the Chinese mostly don’t, but if they do, it’s less intense and short than people born in other cultures.
This may be because for centuries in China, emotions were considered pathological, which interfered with the normal functioning of the body, which meant that their expression was unlucky.
But happy Finns don’t often express what they’re feeling, in fact, they’re especially reserved when it comes to joy or anger. The reason for their satisfaction is none other than a Sisowhich means perseverance, willpower and determination, does not allow the Finns to give up and choose the easiest way – the film presented by the index also testifies to how strong they are.
the Siso A mixture of strength, stoicism, and flexibility that shapes their outlook and thinking, perhaps this helps them feel as happy as they have been for years. We might need some, too Sisoto?
a hundred years of isolation
However, there are some universal things, for example, loneliness is not a positive in any area, it is one of the biggest enemies of emotional well-being, wherever we live. Loneliness sooner or later leads to feelings of depression, to a lower level of positive emotions, but feeling down and depressed is not the same as depression.
As Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez wrote in his 1967 novel, A.J a hundred years of isolationAlready warn, loneliness is one of the biggest risks in life. This marked the 20th century as well, but even more so in our phone-obsessed present. The Nobel Prize-winning writer’s answer to the problem is to get closer together.
It’s strange, but there is a country, Mexico, where negative feelings are not associated with loneliness, according to surveys, perhaps because the negative consequences of loneliness are mitigated socially and with family support. In the country, family ties are strong and supportive, and there are few lonely people.
If there are closer relationships in the community and greater social trust, there are more positive feelings.
Loneliness leads to depression and drives out all other feelings. Her subjective experience is perhaps the greatest influence on people’s everyday feelings, because human nature craves social relationships above all else.
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