Coronavirus pandemic has made people kinder

(ORDO NEWS) — Last week, the 2022 World Happiness Report was released. For the fifth year in a row, Finland has become the happiest country, but scientists from McGill University, Canada, noticed that the pandemic has made our whole world a little kinder.

As the world battles disease and armed conflict, it is especially important to remember the universal pursuit of happiness and the ability of individuals to come together to support each other in times of great need.

As part of the anniversary “World Happiness Report”, scientists assessed the consequences of the pandemic. Since the world has been in a state of global epidemic for two years now, scientists can analyze the consequences of this catastrophe on social well-being.

“In 2021, we found a significant increase worldwide in all three acts of kindness: helping strangers, volunteering and giving.

Last year, these figures increased significantly, reaching a level almost 25% higher than before the pandemic. This outburst of goodwill is strong evidence that people are responding to help those in need,” the study authors write.

As part of the work, scientists also noted that today at the very bottom of the ranking are societies suffering from conflict and extreme poverty.

For example, the people of Afghanistan (last in the ranking ) rate their quality of life as only 2.4 out of 10. This is a strong reminder of the material and non-material damage that martial law inflicts on its many victims, and of the fundamental importance of peace and stability for well-being of people”.

Recall that the Russians rate their overall happiness at 5.4 out of 10 (80th place).


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