Denmark will probably crop up in the minds of many, when the word luck is mentioned.
the Country occupies the second place on the united nations 'World Happiness Report' for the second year in a row, and three times in the past, in 2012, 2013 and 2016, Denmark is voted the happiest country in the.
And now open there is also a museum for happiness in Copenhagen.
Lykkemuseet, as it is called, opens Tuesday and curator Meik Wiking, who is also head of the Department of Lykkeforskning, believes that such a museum belongs in Denmark.
" We danes often hear that we are among the world's happiest people, and that we would like to go in and refine and convey what it is really about.
- we Are the most happy, or are we the world's least unhappy? What caused it, and how do you measure it? We would like to have a space where people can be smarter, says Meik Wiking.
He hopes to lykkemuseet can make guests from all over the world clued in to the notion of the good life.
whether you live in south America, Europe or Asia, so is the notion of happiness is essentially the same, says Meik Wiking.
- I think we are pretty similar. If you say to people, that happiness or a good life is to you and your family are healthy, have good relationships, the love of your life and the economy to, you do not have concerns, so people are pretty unanimous on that it is a pretty nice package, he says.
the Museum, on 240 square meters consists among other things of interactive activities with the experiments, assumptions and insights in the story.
Among other things, you can watch videos of commercials from the 1950s and 1960s, where companies have tried to define the concept of happiness. For example, an advertisement for corsets, which asks the question: ”How happy can a fat girl be?”
the Department of Lykkeforskning was created in 2013, and since, the institute has, according to Meik Wiking experienced a big interest from people.
- We have had this big an interest in our work, but we have not had a place where we could fold your luck out. We sit eight people in an office in front of our computer, but people hear the words Department of Lykkeforskning, and so they think, we sit with the puppies and soft all day long.
- Therefore, we have created a place where we can send people to go, if they will be none the wiser on happiness, he says.
the Museum, which opens on Tuesday at 11: 00, is located in the Admiralgade in Copenhagen and is fully funded by the Department of Lykkeforskning, which is supported by funds.
the Contract will be 47,50 dollars for adults and 32,50 crowns for people under 18 years old.
Due to the corona virus opens the museum at the moment only the doors for 25 people at a time.
- We hope that people are in there for an hour and come out a little wiser on how they can create greater well-being for themselves, and at the same time make the world a better place, says Meik Wiking.