Meet the Happiest Man in America

Gallup's Healthways Well-Being Index has been surveying adults in America for the past three years, asking questions about their happiness, emotional well-being, and health in an effort to measure quality of life.

The New York Times took it a step further and asked Gallup to come up with a composite of the "happiest man in America" and here's what they came up with:

He’s a tall, Asian-American, observant Jew who is at least 65 and married, has children, lives in Hawaii, runs his own business and has a household income of more than $120,000 a year.

Does such a person exist?

Meet Alvin Wong. He is a 5-foot-10, 69-year-old, Chinese-American, Kosher-observing Jew, who’s married with children and lives in Honolulu. He runs his own health care management business and earns more than $120,000 a year.

What's Wong's happiness secret? He says, "my life philosophy is, if you can’t laugh at yourself, life is going to be pretty terrible for you."

I wonder if Alvin practices yoga?!

Pictured is Alvin Wong and his wife, Trudy Schandler-Wong. You can read more about Alvin Wong at the NY Times here.

Related Posts

Sites We Love

Functional Nutrition Webinar

Learn How To Eat Right For Your Brain

Sign up for mbg's FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar hosted by Dr. Mark Hyman

Get Free Access Now Loading next article...
Sign up for mbg's FREE Functional Nutrition Webinar

Your article and new folder have been saved!