IS LESS EMOTION BETTER, OR WORSE FOR A NATION?
If you’re suffering from too much depression or euphoria, you might want to head to…
Singapore: It’s been named the least emotional country in the world.
If you’re seeking an injection of emotion, look no further than the most emotional: Philippines.
While many will likely find the depictions of these various countries somewhat inaccurate, they are part a project by US pollster Gallup, which conducted surveys in more than 140 countries to compare how people feel about their lives.
The most emotionless country in the world, Singapore, was followed by Georgia, Lithuania and Russia. Singapore may enjoy strength in sectors like finance and electronics, but only 36 percent of the country’s 5.3 million inhabitants were estimated to admit to feelings of anger, physical pain, or other negative emotions. They were equally neutral towards positive and happy feelings…
Money can’t buy happiness, or emotions
Singapore is blasé despite having almost doubled the size of its economy in the last ten years, making it one of the world’s wealthiest with a per capita GDP of $33,530.
Close in second were Georgia and Lithuania, followed by Russia. Residents of all three countries have gone through much turmoil, both emotional and financial, when the Soviet Union broke up.
Some Russians and Georgians may dispute this statistic, as both Russians and Georgians have been known to be very outwardly emotional.
Looking at the following statistics, one can see that emotional apathy (or passion) is directly linked to the each country’s per capita GDP – except, of course, in Singapore…