The Pursuit of Everyday Happiness and The Danish Art of Hygge

Openhearted Rebel

By Carolanne Wright, Wake Up World

Voted one of the happiest countries in the world for over 40 years straight, many have wondered how Denmark — a place with depressing weather, a soaring divorce rate and astronomical taxes — could possibly be to home to such happy people. The answer lies in high levels of trust, a vast social safety net, work-life balance, as well as a distinct way of parenting and overall positive approach to life. But one aspect is especially important for cultivating such contented people — in short, the Danish art of hygge.

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