What the hell does that mean?
I have been trying to get my head around this startling nugget of information, but frankly I’m stumped. Is it because we don’t go shooting each other like the Americans? Have we stopped mugging tourists in Dublin? Have all the drug gangs finally exterminated each other?
I notice that the top three – Iceland, New Zealand and Ireland – all have one thing in common: we’re all islands. Is this something to do with it? Are we so remote that rowdy people just ignore us and keep away? But then Switzerland is up there and they couldn’t be less of an island if they tried. Austria has a pretty dry coastline too. So being an Island maybe helps a bit but not much.
Is it because we have the only navy on earth where they go home for dinner? Is it because our air force is only used for flying over Dublin on ceremonial occasions? We do have an army all right but most of them are abroad trying to stop other armies fighting.
What exactly do they mean by “peaceful”? Is it the sound of the Skylark and the lapping of the waves on the shore? Are we all sitting around tinkling wind-chimes chanting mantras? Does it mean happiness? Are we the third happiest too? I doubt that.
No. I’m lost.
I’ll spark up another doobie and contemplate the meaning of it all.