The happiest county in the world, 2022

Finland was crowned the happiest country in the world for the fifth consecutive year, with a score significantly ahead of its peers in the World Happiness Report 2022 ranking. This is according to World Happiness Report rankings based largely on life evaluations from the Gallup World Poll. Denmark kept its second place, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network said on Friday. Iceland bypassed Switzerland to take third place and the Netherlands rounded out the top five. The surveys this year’s happiness rankings were based on were conducted well before the invasion. Ukraine and Russia both fall into the bottom half of world rankings for happiness in the 2022 report,… Read More

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Adjective “ing and ed”

There are many adjectives that we have in English that end in -ED or -ING. They are not only endings that we use for verbs. An adjective that ends in -ING is used to describe: the characteristic of a person, a thing or a situation. While, an adjective that ends in -ED is used to describe: a feeling (or how a person feels) or an emotion. It is used to describe a temporary thing. Since only people (and some animals) have feelings, -ed adjectives cannot be used to describe an object or situation. Compare the difference: My friend is bored. (My friend feels bored) My friend is boring. (My friend… Read More

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Stoic Philosophy

Stoicism, or Stoic philosophy, is a philosophy of personal ethics and a methodology for seeking practical wisdom in life. A key principle of the ancient Stoics was the belief that we don’t react to events; we react to our judgments about them, and the judgments are up to us. They also advised that we should not worry about things beyond our control as everything in life can be divided into two categories – things that are up to us and things that are not. Stoicism was founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens around 300 BC. The name is derived from the “Stoa Poikile” (“Painted Porch”) where Zeno taught from.… Read More

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Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD)

“Don’t depend too much on any one in this world. Because even your shadow leaves you when you’re in darkness.” Ibn Taimiyah In psychology term, it is known Dependent personality disorder (DPD) which is one of the most frequently diagnosed personality disorders. It causes feelings of helplessness, submissiveness, a need to be taken care of and for constant reassurance, and an inability to make everyday decisions without an excessive amount of advice and reassurance from others. This personality disorder occurs equally in men and women and usually becomes apparent in young adulthood or later as important adult relationships form. People with DPD become emotionally overdependent on other people and spend… Read More

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