I am quickly making this blog post because first, I am supposed to be studying for midterms, but second, I saw a video today which is not soon to be forgotten. Getting straight to the point, it was FANTASTIC. Amazingly well-said and presented, thank you Nic Mark. You should watch this video, especially if you plan on engaging in environmental activism because it spawns great ideas!
From the TED talks website, “Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.”