We are more bored, more tired and less likely to know our neighbours, so sayeth the New Economics Foundation (NeF) BBC NEWS
We Brits came in sixth place on the happy scale, and thirteenth on the wellbeing scale.
The Danish topped the ratings overall, and the French were two places below us in wellbeing.
According to the Nef, the UK was among the bottom four of the 22 nations on the basis of feelings of trust and belonging, including how close they were to their neighbours.
Nic Marks, founder the Centre for Well-being at Nef, said: "Governments have lost sight of fact that their fundamental purpose is to improve the lives of their citizens...
"The UK's long hours culture and record levels of personal debt, have squeezed out opportunities for individuals, families and communities to make choices and pursue activities that would best promote personal and social well-being."
I’m with you there Nic.
This will be the last Angus blog for a while; I am taking some time off to attend to real life issues, but check back now and again, you never know!
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