And so apparently do the people of Bhutan, a tiny kingdom, among the poorest and least developed in the world, rated 8th in the world on a happiness scale. The idea of Gross National Happiness, as a supplement to Gross National Product as a measure of how well a country is doing - and now taken up by many countries and the UN - seems to have originated here.
A recent survey in UK found that 75% of people living here describe themselves as being satisfied with their lives.
Who'd have thought it!
We don't hear enough of the good news, do we?