...welfare... The German inventor Frederick Koenig once said, "We tend to forget that happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have."
What is 'happiness' "Happiness, pleasure or joy is the emotional state of being happy," according to Wikipedia. "The definition of happiness is one of the greatest philosophical quandaries. Proposed definitions include freedom from want and distress, consciousness of the good order of things, assurance of one's place in the universe or society, inner peace, and so forth."
Using a country's Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, as a measure of happiness would presume Koenig's quote to imply we ...