Presenting an alternative method for evaluating the well-being and happiness of the world's populations today, this Nic Marks speech challenges mainstream ideas about the environment and the future. Instead of measuring the world's productivity, statistician Nic Marks believes that we should be focusing on the things that make life worthwhile such as happiness, love and health. As he sees it, fixating solely on the things society produces paints a grim picture for the future, generating fear and anxiety within societies.
Marks created the Happy Planet Index to measure the happiness of countries in relation to the amount of resources each one uses. His research concluded that the countries with less productivity and resources are actually much happier. Out of all the countries, Costa Rica ranked the highest on Marks' index, indicating that happiness and well-being don't have to come at the price of planet and its preservation.
Stats for Alternative Measurements of Happiness
Trending: Older & Mild
Research: 737 clicks in 213 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Nic Marks Speech Demonstrates Why Society Must Focus On T
Related: 36 examples / 28 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55+
Comparison Set: 13 similar articles, including: the effects of happiness on potential, creativity, fulfillment and flow, and lessons for self-improvement.
Alternative Measurements of Happiness
More Stats +/-
Creativity, Fulfillment And Flow
The Effects of Happiness on Potential
Lessons for Self-Improvement
The Happiness Project
How We Measure Form
Nic Marks Keynotes
The Nic Marks keynotes provide audiences an alternative method for measuring the well-being and...
Get inspired by our collection of 2,000+ keynote speaker videos and 100+ courses of innovative content.