The mayor of the Lithuanian capital Vilnius has announced that he will install a huge screen on the town hall which will display a real-time indicator of the city’s mood. The giant display will give a daily barometer reading of the city’s happiness as it tabulates votes citizens send in from their cell phones or computers. He says the system is already set up and can be seen on displays in the lobby of the office, based on a scale of 1 to 10, with ten being the “happiest.” The barometer usually hovers around a six or seven. The mayor says a poll in 2011 showed that Lithuania was one of the unhappiest countries surveyed due to the financial crisis of 2008-2009. He thinks the display is a great tool for politicians. He said, “If we take a decision and see a sharp fall in the mood of the city, then we know we have done something horribly wrong.”—Jim L. Wilson and Jim Sandell.
1 Timothy 6:6 (CEV) (6) And religion does make your life rich, by making you content with what you have.