You will probably have noticed that I have a fond appreciation for all things Scandinavian-related. I love the way they think and how simple they dress, decorate their houses and enjoy the little pleasures in life. Recently the author of the popular book "The Little Book of Hygge" published a new book: "The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World's Happiest People". In his new book, Meik Weiking goes on a treasure hunt to find what makes people happy (lykke) across the world. The book is divided in different chapters covering kindness, health, trust, money, etc.
First of all, the design of the book is incredible. The folk graphics on the cover and the gold heat stamps make you want to pick up the book as soon as you see it (even though we shouldn't judge a book by its cover). Also, I love that Wiking proves his theory with concrete examples from studies and research. Meik Wiking is the CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and you can really tell he loves learning about people and uncovering secrets. The anecdotes from around the world are also super interesting. I think this book shows perfectly how each culture is unique and they can all bring a new thing to the table. The references to Danish culture were very insightful and they help to make a transition from all the books about Hygge.
The Little Book of Lykke, Meik Wiking