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If, like Guru, you are greeted each morning by rows or miserable faces poking over their computer screens, you’ll be surprised to hear that Britain is generally quite a happy place. This cheering news comes from the first ever survey into the nation’s well-being.
The survey, by the Office for National Statistics, found that three-quarters of Britons are satisfied or very satisfied with their lives. It also found that people in rural locations are happier than people in urban locations and that the very happiest places in Britain are Rutland and Somerset around Bath.
The most surprising result from the survey is that the happiest groups of people in Britain are teenagers and pensioners… yes, seriously, teenagers and pensioners are the happiest people in Britain. The only explanation for this is that they succeed in making everybody else so miserable that they are cheerful by comparison.
Obviously, this data is significant for employers, who can now reasonably insist on all their staff being happy at all times, especially if they are old or young. Anybody not appearing happy should be informed that they are unusual and told to sort themselves out, perhaps by retiring and moving to the country.