Australia: the happiest place on earth? | City Bible Forum

Australia: the happiest place on earth?

How do you define happiness? Are we happy? What leads to lasting happiness?
Finished on 1 Aug 2013, 1.05pm-1.45pm

Australia has taken the top spot on the OECD Better Life Index as the happiest country on earth for the third year running, ahead of 35 other OECD countries. As Australians, this should make us happy. But why are we seeing an increase in the number of Aussies being treated for depression? Why do 1 in 3 of us work over time? And why are we drinking more alcohol over the recommended limit?

How do you define happiness? Are we happy? What leads to lasting happiness?

Come and bring your questions to The Forum, as panellists Mark McCrindle, Thubten Chokyi and Ross Gittins ask if Australia is indeed the "Happiest Place on Earth".

Please join us at 1.05pm on Wednesday July 31 and Thursday August 1, at our CBD locations.

Mark McCrindle is a social researcher with an international renown for tracking emerging issues, researching social trends, and analysing customer segments.

Ross Gittins is a political and economic journalist and author, known for his "ability to make dry, hard-to-understand economics and economic policy relevant".

Thubten Chokyi is International Director of the Liberation Prison Project, and Spiritual Program Coordinator and teacher at Vajrayana Institute in Sydney.