The United Nations ranked Norway as the best country to live in for a sixth consecutive year Thursday,Iceland was No. 2, followed by Australia, Ireland, Sweden, Canada, Japan and the United States.
One needs to really understand the criteria used by the UN to actually have a full comprehension of these rankings.
Note that there are NO emotions involved! Because if you ask me, Canada should be #1 or 2, if you ask my girlfriend (who is American) she’d say USA or Sweden.
I lived in Canada, Europe and USA and I am not surprised to see these results. Although the score difference between these top 10 countries is really just 0.01 which is very marginal.
Great countries all together really, powerful currencies, lots of freedoms and opportunities for success; everything you could think of is available. My point is, there was not a single day when I woke up and I wondered if food would be unavailable, or water lacking, or if I was sick there would be no doctor for the next 500km or a militia and lawless people would be running down the streets.
For those who live in N.America or W. Europe, just imagine yourself living right now in say central Africa, or North Korea where a BigMac is a luxury meal, and being able to shower once a week is a privilege! How would you feel?
As long as we’re top 10, I am content and thankful that my society is one of the best.