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Comparison of Bhutan and Philippines

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Watching how the country Bhutan works its way on development is truly admirable. In times when almost everyone in the periphery is trying to move away from agriculture to reach industrialization, the approach that they are doing towards sustainable development and riding against the tides of modernization can easily put someone in awe. While most leaders in the periphery try to attract foreign investors to secure economic ground, the king of Bhutan committed to building an economy that would serve Bhutan's unique culture based on Buddhist spiritual values. Their economy is based on agriculture and forestry, which provides most of the jobs of their people. Agriculture consists largely of subsistence farming and animal husbandry, and many of the farmers use traditional methods of farming. ...read more.

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One can argue that this Gross National Happiness is just sugarcoating the economic progress of the some countries in the periphery, particularly those whose GNP is lightyears away from the core. The country Bhutan may have score high in the Gross National Happiness Index, but they can't hide the fact that they are the 162nd in terms of the largest economies around the world. But then, why would a country with a low GNP have happier people than people from the core countries? People in Bhutan are much poorer, so isn't it ironic for them to be happy given their poor state? A much bigger irony; they are happier than their affluent counterparts. ...read more.

Conclusion

For many years political leaders in the philippines try to turn the philippines into an industrialized country like our asian neighbors, but in the expense of what? In a nation where emigrating citizens are considered heroes, just where are we heading? Maybe the Philippines should start on applying this new concept of development in the country, and instead of In a much smaller scale, it seems that many of us have been misguided by dismissing the basic ideas of wellbeing. We don't listen to what people say about how happy they are, we simply look at their place in the social strata and judge for ourselves. We just presume that if they're earning more moolah and driving more expensive cars then they're good. But more often than not it's not the case. ...read more.

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