Paul Bloom, psychologist and Yale professor, argues that empathy is a bad thing—that it makes the world worse. While we’ve been taught that putting yourself in another’s shoes cultivates compassion, it actually blinds you to the long-term consequences of your actions.
Denmark and Switzerland were closely followed by Iceland, Norway and Finland, according to the World Happiness Report Update 2016.
As for the Arab world, no surprises:
28. United Arab Emirates
34. Saudi Arabia
108. Palestine (Occupation state of Israel rank 11)