It was a pleasant surprise to see that Hong Kong has been rated the 10th best place in the world to be born in 2013. The Economic Intelligence Unit, a sister company of The Economist, used 11 indicators to carry out a subjective (obviously!) life-satisfaction (quality of life) survey.
How it is possible Hong Kong is only one place behind Canada, my home and native land? The US fared worse, ranked at 16th place and China, so close geographically to Hong Kong, is a distant 49th.
Hong Kong is polluted and crowded, so one would think life satisfaction would not be high. I presently live in a 500 square foot square of a home 300 feet in the sky in a building housing one thousand other bodies. This is normal for the average Hongkonger. Most mornings, when I look out from my extremely cozy nest…
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