Bhutan is the country where they measure Gross National Wellbeing instead of Gross National Product.
Maybe the secret to the nation’s satisfaction with their lives is that they think about death every day.
“Rich people in the West, they have not touched dead bodies, fresh wounds, rotten things. This is a problem. This is the human condition. We have to be ready for the moment we cease to exist.”
Read an article by Eric Weiner from BBC web site.
(People like me might need some instruction in how to think about death, as well as some discipline to persist through discomfort and the avoidance that engenders.)