If, to perform meant work done towards achieving a predefined objective within a deadline and actually do something better either with the deadline or the end result, then, the group of performers in our society is a minority, globally. For me its still empirical, but can this really be true? Doesn't it mean we are being selected against?
This idea of per capita happiness instead of income, to measure the prosperity of a Nation sort of drives the nail in. Whatever the metric is, will increase.....they say.