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Квантум счастья

ДУБАЙ – В этом году я с удовольствием присоединяюсь к празднованию Международного дня счастья. Но если честно, меня больше интересуют остальные 364 дня в году. Ведь счастье – это моя профессия.

При измерении успехов стран в вопросах управления и развития во всем мире предпринимается немало попыток и инициатив с целью выйти за рамки статистики ВВП, количества школ или больничных коек. Последние пять десятилетий страна, в правительстве которой я работаю, занималась созданием экономики с нуля, поэтому оно прекрасно знает, что подобные цифры, хотя и свидетельствуют о нашем прогрессирующем развитии, они, как минимум, не показывают картину в целом.

В 2011 году ООН призвала страны-члены уделять больше внимания вопросам счастья и благополучия, занимаясь социальным и экономическим развитием, а также его измерением. С тех пор многие страны признали разумность превращения счастья в центральную задачу госуправления.

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