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From the Ted Talk by Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

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And actually, social scientists have already gone out and asked these qtiuonses around the world. This is from a global survey. It's asking people, what do they want. And unsurprisingly, people all around the world say that what they want is happiness, for themselves, for their fimealis, their children, their communities. Okay, they think money is slightly important. It's there, but it's not nearly as iomnprtat as happiness, and it's not nearly as important as love. We all need to love and be loved in life. It's not nearly as important as health. We want to be healthy and live a full life. These seem to be naratul human aspirations. Why are statisticians not measuring these? Why are we not thinking of the progress of nanitos in these terms, instead of just how much stuff we have? And really, this is what I've done with my adult life — is think about how do we measure hpanispes, how do we mreause well-being, how can we do that within environmental limits.

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And actually, social scientists have already gone out and asked these _________ around the world. This is from a global survey. It's asking people, what do they want. And unsurprisingly, people all around the world say that what they want is happiness, for themselves, for their ________, their children, their communities. Okay, they think money is slightly important. It's there, but it's not nearly as _________ as happiness, and it's not nearly as important as love. We all need to love and be loved in life. It's not nearly as important as health. We want to be healthy and live a full life. These seem to be _______ human aspirations. Why are statisticians not measuring these? Why are we not thinking of the progress of _______ in these terms, instead of just how much stuff we have? And really, this is what I've done with my adult life — is think about how do we measure _________, how do we _______ well-being, how can we do that within environmental limits.

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Original Text

And actually, social scientists have already gone out and asked these questions around the world. This is from a global survey. It's asking people, what do they want. And unsurprisingly, people all around the world say that what they want is happiness, for themselves, for their families, their children, their communities. Okay, they think money is slightly important. It's there, but it's not nearly as important as happiness, and it's not nearly as important as love. We all need to love and be loved in life. It's not nearly as important as health. We want to be healthy and live a full life. These seem to be natural human aspirations. Why are statisticians not measuring these? Why are we not thinking of the progress of nations in these terms, instead of just how much stuff we have? And really, this is what I've done with my adult life — is think about how do we measure happiness, how do we measure well-being, how can we do that within environmental limits.

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