The Haves and Happiness – Wealth and Well-Being

Breugel – The Peasants (detail)   In my recent trip to Borneo, I couldn’t help but notice how happy the people all seemed; Malaysian Borneo, in particular the Sabah region, is a “third world” economy, where most live in small villages subsisting on their own crop-output or small businesses to survive, but despite this, the attitude of warmth and inclusiveness is immediately apparent. Likewise, in the northern...

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