Over the weekend, Gallup released their Gallup-Healthways Well-Being index which measures the "well-being" of different areas across the country. You can see an interactive map of that info here.
More interesting, however, was that by looking at the data across the board, they were able to determine what kind of person is statistically the happiest person in the country.
Here's what they got:
"He’s a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year."
And then The New York Times went out and found just such a person: Alvin Wong.
Now, being both Asian and Jewish and still being able to call yourself "tall" seems like enough to make anyone ecstatic. And yes, it's hard to imagine someone who's making six figures and living in Hawaii as having any reason to be upset.
But I'm betting most of his happiness comes from that wife of his. Rowr. Who hasn't dreamt of tapping some Harry Potter-look-alike ass. Score!
[via The New York Times]