Re: GNH, what a profound difference it makes in the feel of a country. The Gov’t makes it pretty tough to get into Bhutan and that choice colors everything, and is very largely influenced by the commitment to the happiness of its people via the GNH pillar of culture & community. After numerous meetings within the Bhutanese GNH Commission and the folks at the very top, it’s the real deal. They really mean it.
Just a 45 min flight and it’s a whole different world here. I understand a little more what Bhutan does not want to happen, and what it stands to lose. Amazing. I think they are doing a splendid job of maintaining their very ancient culture, and happiness too.