• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Comparison of Bhutan and Philippines

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

Middle

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Miscellaneous section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Miscellaneous essays

  1. What safeguards need to be in place when assessing children and the need for ...

    You will also need to be aware of the developmental needs of the children you are working with. How to encourage children to be curious - provide a variety of stimulating activities invite children to look and touch sensory activities listen and answer childrens questions how to encourage children to

  2. Discuss what moral judgements the audience comes to from watching 'The Shawshank Redemption'

    The first significant camera angle used is when Andy is placing the books in the safe for the very last time. The angle is shot from in side the safe looking out towards him. As the door is shut so is the metaphorical door on the audience because they no longer know what's really going on in the film.

  1. My Beautician hand book - Basic skincare. How make-up should be applied to different ...

    Your 5 Minute Makeup Look What you need: 1. SPF 2. Foundation 3. Eyeliner pencil in black, plum, navy blue, etc. 4. Eye shadow in the same color as the eyeliner pencil. 5. Eyebrow comb 6. Natural lipstick 7.

  2. Maximus: A Roman with Augustan Values

    Maximus sees himself as one of his men. He is no greater then any of his men; he is no important than his lowest ranked man. In ancient Roman society, patriotism, which is love of country and the willingness to sacrifice for it, was an important virtue. Whether it was serving as a soldier in a Roman legion

  1. A Comparison and Contrast of the different views of love presented in Cousin Kate ...

    After both the men have fulfilled their desires, they do never meet the women again. This tells us that they have both lost interest in the women and both want nothing to do with any consequences. The maiden feels proud of her son and that he is also the son of the 'great lord', whom she still truly loves.

  2. COMPARE ND CONTRAST TH CULTURAL STATUS OF TWO COUNTRIES UK ND CHINA

    For th? general population, th? leading cause of death is cancer, followed by ischemic heart disease, then cerebrovascular disease. For people with intellectu?l disabilities, respiratory disease followed by cardiovascular disease related to congenital heart disease are th? leading causes of death, with cancer ranked lower.

  1. Social Development

    However when he is playing it is rare that he would watch from the edge and see what the other person is doing, he would join in and play as well. This is probably because he loves playing games and likes to join in on the fun.

  2. Citizenship Task. Our aim was to raise awareness of the issues concerning Global ...

    Fortunately this was the case. My contribution to this task was also to the best of my ability and I participated fully by remaining consistent with my role of Financial manager but also a team member.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work