>>510 Why GDP is a faulty measure of success. Japan has been suffering from stagnation of GDP for so many years that It is said to be 'Lost decades' On the other hand its people enjoy many things to be unconnected to GDP growth ,as follows. Society is relatively harmonious and safe without need to buy guns for self defense. Longest life expectancy supported by affordable and universal healthcare insurance system. Tokyo ,which is expected to welcome next Olympics has not only the most Michelin awarded but many cheap restaurants with hospitality. Riding on trains famous for splendid punctuality will bring you to the beautiful Contryside aboundant in resources from forests, river and sea , where you can drink clean water from tap as cheap as free, in the fresh air . These lovely things are not only for the previlages but also for the ordinary , even though they don't contribute GDP so much. If a contry were to pursue growth of GDP at the expense of those connected closely to well-being, Wouldn't it lead to 'Lost decades ' for the mafority of its citizens ?