Search on for happiest person in Singapore

March 20th, 2008 - 10:54 am ICT by admin  

Singapore, March 20 (DPA) The search is on for the happiest person in Singapore following a recent survey that found nine in 10 people feel life is stressful and they need more fun, news reports said Thursday. Led by Philip Merry, chief executive and founder of the Global Leadership Academy, the hunt will last until March 30.

Singaporeans can nominate anyone they know over the age of 18. He or she must contribute to society and be happy “no matter what life throws at them”, The Straits Times quoted Merry, 58, as saying.

A 16-nation survey on Asia by an advertising firm last year found 90 percent of Singaporeans are less than happy.

Merry said there is a difference between being successful and being happy.

“Success is getting what you want,” he told the newspaper. “But happiness is wanting what you get.”

The top three candidates will be announced on April 4 and the “happiest person” in Singapore will be revealed at that time.

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