My long term friends know I think the GDP is insane. If I drive recklessly and cause accidents, I raise the GDP: smash repairs, insurance, police fines, maybe lawyers and judges, maybe jail all add to the GDP. If I look after the environment by not driving a car at all, I am lowering the GDP. You might read my 100 word story, Genius, which explains this concept further. Yes, in 100 words.
The King of Bhutan agrees with me, but now a highly developed country has also switched to looking after wellbeing instead of “economic growth.” This is that world leader in so many fields, New Zealand.