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What Is Costa Ricans: A Way Of Life?

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Costa Ricans are not materially wealthy; they are, however, rich in happiness. Costa Ricans greet friends robustly with hugs, hand slaps, and jokes. They are willing to help complete strangers, even to their own detriment. They value family, friends, happiness, and the nature of their land. Costa Ricans truly take time to stop and smell the roses. As translated by Figo, pura vida means ‘simple life’ or ‘pure life’, however, it is more than just a saying—it is a way of life. Costa Rica has always been named one of the happiest countries in the world, mostly because its people don’t stress about things the way most North Americans do. They have a very relaxed and simple outlook on life. Pura vida to them means being thankful for what they have
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