One of the students pointed out this link to an article in an Australian newspaper.
Leave it to the French to have something smart to say about how to live your life. As the article's author, Henry Samuel, says, "FRANCE has long been famed for its love of the good life - the land of wine, cheese and generous holidays."
French President Sarkozy is pushing the idea of happiness and well-being as a better indicator of a society's progress than the GNP.
Mr Sarkozy said he would ''fight to make all international organisations change their statistical system''.
He said: ''A great revolution is waiting for us. For years, people said that finance was a formidable creator of wealth, only to discover one day that it accumulated so many risks that the world almost plunged into chaos.
''The crisis doesn't only make us free to imagine other models, another future, another world. It obliges us to do so.''