From the book The Geography of Bliss, read CH2 (“Switzerland: Happiness is bored

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From the book The Geography of Bliss, read CH2 (“Switzerland: Happiness is boredom) and CH4 (“Qatar: Happiness is a winning lottery ticket”). Q1. “Why are the Swiss so happy?” I ask Jalil. “Because we know we can always kill ourselves,” he says with a laugh, but he’s not joking. Switzerland has one of the world’s most liberal euthanasia laws. People travel from all over Europe to die here. The strangeness of it all sinks in. In Switzerland, it’s illegal to flush your toilet past 10:00 p.m. or mow your lawn on Sunday, but it’s perfectly legal to kill yourself (p.37). The author’s conversation with Jalil brought up a very interesting point about how rules, freedom, and responsibility are related to happiness. The point was ironic, but it made good sense after reading chapter 2. How do the Swiss perceive happiness? What is your perspective on the part from page 37? Please compare your perspective on happiness and happiness in Switzerland. Q2. (1) Abdulaziz made a joke about why a man couldn’t collect ransom by kidnapping the rich man’s eight-year-old son. What does this joke portray about society? (2) What are the advantages and disadvantages of the tribal nature of a country like Qatar? (3) Taxation is a controversial topic. In fact, the independence of the U.S. was closely related to unreasonable taxation from Great Britain. However, the author noted that Qataris did not seem to be happy even though they do not pay tax. Explain why the author believed that no tax did not bring happiness to Qataris. Q3. The titles of each chapter highlighted the author’s messages well (e.g., “Switzerland: Happiness is Boredom” and “Qatar: Happiness is a winning lottery ticket.” If you happen to write your own story about happiness in the U.S., what would be the title of your book/chapter? Explain your rationale. Please respond to all three questions when you write your essay. Your responses should be based on your reading. You are allowed to either agree or disagree with the author’s perspectives. If your answers do not reflect the contents from the “Geography of Bliss”, then points will be deducted. References: If you want to borrow ideas from other sources, please cite the work in your writing. Please follow the MLA style (Links to an external site.) guidelines for your references. Writing Style: 2-3 page memo, submitted in a standard 12-font point (limited to Time New Roman, Arial, Calibri, Cambria) 8 ½ X 11 page size, single-spaced, and is to be submitted as a Microsoft Word document (.doc or .docx). Please follow the below memo format.

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