If you ask any Guyanese the question “How happy are you?”, the answers will be wide and varied. The election season in Guyana has resulted in the two main political parties trying to answer that question on the behalf of the Guyanese people.
If you think that happiness means having freedom to do what you want, then you’ll think about how much freedom you currently have. If you think happiness is having enough food to eat, you’ll think about whether you have had enough to survive. If you think happiness is having a job, then you will think about whether that job pays you enough to survive.
As usual, politicians always want to say something about everything. The videos below is another example of how politics sometimes divide Guyanese people.[youlist vid=”MrWCIzTRtbE,xBDyDMG5SAM”]
Guyanese politicians cannot define what happiness means for the average Guyanese, it depends on their own situation. As Guyanese assess their own happiness, it’s inevitably against some standard of what they think happiness consists of.
Happiness maybe, clean water, good roads, jobs, access to good health service or it maybe unattainable. Even in the happiest countries in the world, there are unhappy people. The answer to the question, Are Guyanese happy? can only be answered by every Guyanese!