September 24, 2013 § 1 Comment
My phone started ringing again this week one of my friend Yasir Jafri called me around over the sea’s to ask me why the happiest people in the world live in Denmark how can be they happy …are n,t they get married ?Or what… ??What do you mean I replied …(might be its one of the reason of their happiness) than we started busted laughed.
Any way according to survey which Released this week, the 2013 World Happiness Report ranks the happiest countries around the globe, with Denmark, Norway and Switzerland leading the pack. Among North American countries, Canada took sixth place, while Mexico (16) slightly outranked the U.S. (17).
Problem is that Denmark does not always end up happiest in every survey. To my knowledge there about 20 different studies looking at world/European happiness and well, Understanding why the Danes are so happy has been my question for the last 3 years and I have my own belief as to why they are. I also think that many aspects of Danish happiness can exported (so you don’t need to move here to experience Danish happiness)
While the generous social welfare system definitely provides a foundation for happiness, I believe – that Danes are satisfied with their lives because the unspoken norms of the Laws of Jante. These norms push Danes into keeping their dreams and expectations very real.
Several point out that while Danes are very satisfied, they also have the lowest expectations for the future in Europe. If you don’t have big dreams of becoming a millionaire, rock star or winning the lottery but instead focus on smaller, achievable goals – you are well on your way to becoming Danish.The Laws of Jante rules with an iron hand of humility and one needs to make sure that others do not feel that you are too successful or boastful.
In Denmark, Folks also focus on Hygge – loosely translated is coziness. This includes the presence of and pleasure from comforting, gentle and soothing things. What is great about hygge is that it is cheap and easy to come by – much like mindfulness – it is 99 aspiration and 1 percent perspiration.
So how do you do it? Invite some friends for a walk in the forest and later at home for coffee – arrange it nicely with some cookies or candy and light a few candles. Sit in comfortable chairs, take off your shoes (mandatory in most Danish homes) and now have a light and pleasant conversation. (no debates, no boasting, no raised voices – just polite and cheerful)
Sounds easy, well it is.
September 3, 2013 § Leave a comment
Someone who asks me about the trip when i came back form last week…i replied……yes I Traveled,it was crazy and fun
”Why Traveler?why fun ??” is together with ”Why do you travel?” and ”Don’t you feel tired when traveling ?” the 3 most frequented questions from both people who know me and those new ones I run into when on the road.
The name of the blog is putting together the 3 words that describing us the most. I’ve been called those 3 words probably more than my real name. So that’s why!
And now, I’d like to make some things clear. It’s really pissing me off that some people just do not want to understand. Or let’s say they have so strong preconceived notions about things and words they cannot think in a different way.
If the majority of people is trying to overcome the problems with alcohol, gambling, unhealthy lifestyle, smoking, passivity, negativity and depression in front of a TV talking bullshit about people they ”think” they know and no one EVER stops to think about it … no one EVER says it’s wrong just because most of people do so.
But then, why is finding happiness with traveling, healthy lifestyle and smiling at strangers being questioned so much?
The first group of people mentioned above have no guts to take their life into their hands and make it better. They just purely exist outwardly changing the consequences of their bad habits making then even worse.
The second group though is where I belong and where many of my best friends belong too. We are trying to change the reason, the source of the problems, not the consequences.
So next time when you hear the word TRAVELER, question those who are trying to find happiness with really bad habits. Travel is NOT one of them.
you know what the FUN is ??? from me …..
Fun is making anyone laugh with you.
Fun is making a smile on others’ faces when they think of you.
Fun is being spontaneous, grab a friend and travel to an unknown destination.
Fun is joking.
Fun is making fun of yourself.
Fun is being able to have fun with 0 alcohol.
Fun is playing games late at night with people you just met.
Fun is laughing when you leave Thailand to escape the floods and you get to Cambodia where you end up walking through floods up till your knees/waist and still laughing.
Fun is getting 5 friends into jacuzzi with you, a jacuzzi for two; and laugh who touched who by accident.
Fun is laughing in any situation, no matter how bad it seems
Note : This blog specially for traveler who love to see the world specially Azlan , Jaddi & manso…
I am not from east or west,
not from land or sea,
not of the earth, not of water,
not of air, not of fire.
I am not from India, not from China,
not from Bulgar, not from Saqsin,
not from the realm of the two Iraqs,
not from the land of Khurasan.
My place is placeless, my trace is traceless,
no body, no soul, I am from the soul of souls