FILE IMAGE - People celebrate Midsummer eve at Kaivopuisto Park in Helsinki, Finland, on June 24, 2022. Midsummer Festival is an important festival and also one of the national holidays in Finland.
(Photo by Matti Matikainen/Xinhua via Getty Images) Despite the many crises happening around the world, people continue to be "remarkably resilient," according to an annual global survey on happiness. In fact, the three years of the COVID-19 pandemic doesn’t appear to have impacted how people evaluate their lives when it comes to happiness. The 2023 World Happiness Report, which uses Gallup survey data from more than 150 countries, found that the average life satisfaction around the world during the COVID-19 years of 2020 to 2022 was just as high as in the pre-pandemic years.Meanwhile, global acts of benevolence — or kindness — were found to be about 25% more common in 2022 compared to before the pandemic, according to the report. The report, a publication of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranks the happiest countries around the world. For the sixth straight year, Finland remained at No.
1.FILE IMAGE - People walk along the promenade on a sunny day on Nov. 12, 2022, in Helsinki, Finland.