BANGLADESH (2008-09): SIMPLE PLEASURES
Despite poverty, floods, political corruption and other ills, Bangladeshis are said to be among the happiest people in the world. This seemed to be true, and perhaps due to their overwhelming difficulties, they took much pleasure in the present moment. Chatting with friends, getting a haircut, buying treats, flying kites, making their own entertainment gave people great joy. Due to a lack of material goods, people have to rely on each other more and their sustenance is in their social life.