bluebird of bliss

The Cult Of Happy

Joseph Campbell on Following Your Bliss

Comparing Hedonic & Eudaimonic Views of Happiness

Research on Hedonic and Eudaimonic Well-Being

Chinese charater for happiness

"Cultivating a correct understanding of the way
things are is critical to our quest for happiness."

Tenzin Gyatso

Why are we happy?

Things Happy People Do

Risk of dying hinges on well-being

" Let us then endeavour to disperse those clouds of ignorance, those mists of darkness, which impede man on his journey, which obscure his progress, which prevent his marching through life with a firm steady grip.

Let us inspire him with courage to respect his reason and an inextinguishable love for truth - with a remembrance of Galileo Galilei:

to the end that he may learn to know himself;

to know his legitimate rights and dare to care for himself;

that he may learn to consult his experience;

no longer be the dupe of an imagination led astray by authority;

that he may renounce the prejudices of childhood;

that he may learn to found his wants to the real advantage of society;

that he may pursue true happiness by promoting the happiness of others;

in short, that he may no longer occupy himself with reveries either useless or dangerous so he may become a virtuous rational being.

Man should learn happiness is simply an emanation formed of reflection.

Each individual a sun within himself continually shedding genial rays creating reflections of requisite heat enabling him to generate kindly fruit.

The happy man is he enjoys the benefits bestowed upon him by nature.

He who thinks for himself is thankful for the life he possesses.

After all, who does not envy the welfare of others, nor sigh after imaginary benefits always beyond his grasp?" - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach

happy moment

Bring Me Sunshine

Being happy in the present pays off in evolution

"My aspiration to be happy and overcome suffering is part of my fundamental nature, as it is part of yours."

Dalai Lama

Fake Smiles at Work Leads to Unethical Behavior

For maximum happiness, pick concrete goals

"I should not infer the pursuit of pleasure is necessarily futile.

The principle of Egoistic Hedonism, when applied with a due knowledge of the laws of human nature, is practically self-limiting.

A rational method of attaining the end we aim for requires that we should to some extent put it out of sight and not directly aim at it." - Henry Sidgwick

"Happiness is actually an attainable goal, if we detach ourselves from knee jerk responses to habituation and what we think we must avoid at all costs.

True attainable happiness is the state of consciousness that allows us to embrace whatever comes our way with equanimity."- Peter Clothier

simply happy

the myth of happiness

Written into the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America is the right of all Americans to pursue happiness.

At this time in space happiness was considered to be of an individual nature.

An individual could be happy or unhappy.

Blueprints for happiness were invariably based upon individual experience involving the exercise of mind or body and almost always, even in the case of Epicurus, on some sort of discipline.

With the advent of collectivism these blueprints were replaced by a vision of collective material well-being, happiness lifting all boats by the infinite progress of the derivatives and futures markets!

Happiness is now owed to all and consists in a collective increase of wealth.

The myth of the ability to attain happiness through material possessions is what enables mankind to regard life as worth living in MICE culture.

All activity must be subordinated exclusivly to increase material wealth.

Anyone who challenges the "material wealth is the only path" myth of happiness is looked upon by friends as addled and branded as crazy.

"We all have the tendency to struggle in our bodies and our minds.

We believe that happiness is possible only in the future.

The realization that we have already arrived, that we don't have to travel any further, that we are already here, can give us peace and joy.

The conditions for our happiness are already sufficient.

We only need to allow ourselves to be in the present moment.

What are we looking for to be happy?

Everything is already here.

We do not need to put a prize in front of us to run after, believing that until we get it, we cannot be happy.

That golden ring is always in the future, and we can never catch up to it.

We are already in the Pure Land, the Kingdom of God.

We only need to wake up and realize we are here." - Thich Nhat Hanh

gross national happiness

gross national happiness

Gross National Happiness Trumps Gross National Product

The country of Bhutan, the last surviving refuge of traditional Himalayan Buddhist culture, uses Gross National Happiness (GNH) is an attempt to define quality of life in more holistic and psychological terms than Gross National Product(GNP).

The term, Gross National Happiness, is coined by Bhutan's King Jigme Singye Wangchuck in 1972.

It signaled his commitment to building an economy that would serve Bhutan's unique culture based on Buddhist spiritual values.

The four pillars of Gross National Happiness are the promotion of equitable and sustainable socio-economic development, preservation and promotion of cultural values, conservation of the natural environment, and establishment of good governance.

Gross National Happiness is a qualitative discussed in tandem with the Genuine Progress Indicator which, unlike Gross National Happiness, attempts to quantify well-being and happiness.

The two measures agree, however, that well-being is more relevant and important than consumption.

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