"My aspiration to be happy and overcome suffering
is part of my fundamental nature, as it is part of yours."
"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
Let us inspire him with
courage to respect his reason and
an inextinguishable love for truth -
with a remembrance of Galileo
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;
longer be the dupe of an
imagination led astray by authority;
that he may
renounce the prejudices of
that he may learn to found his wants to
the real advantage of
that he may pursue true happiness by promoting the happiness
in short, that he may no longer occupy himself with
reveries either useless or
dangerous so he may become a virtuous rational being.
should learn happiness is simply an emanation formed of reflection.
individual ought to be the sun of his own system, continually shedding around
him his genial rays keeping his
own existence constantly supplied with the requisite heat to enable him to put
forth kindly fruit.
man is he enjoys the benefits bestowed upon him by nature.
He who thinks for himself is
thankful for the life he possesses; who
does not envy the welfare of
others, nor sigh after imaginary
benefits always beyond his grasp. " - Paul-Henri Thiry, Baron
the emotional state of being
emotions experienced when in
a state of feeling good
agreeable feeling arising from
a propitious happening of any category
Happiness requires satisfaction of
Felicity, a more formal word,
comes with elevated associations;
applied to the refined satisfation arising from honest socially benevolent
altruistic affections and actions;
Bliss, exalted delight, is appropriately applied to
the joy an individual
expects in heaven in communion with the Creator
"He who for the sake of happiness
others who also want happiness,
shall not hereafter find happiness.
He who for the sake of
happiness does not
hurt others who also want happiness,
hereafter find happiness."
Cognitive bias produces
logic processing errors making it nearly impossible to predict what will make
an individual happy in the future.
Subconscious impulse below
conscious awareness chooses
for us which path we pick at each fork in the road.
It is perhaps inevitable that
as we look down each fork in the road we will incorrectly predict the
experiences we will have traveling down the
Experiences we anticipate
will make us happy fail to do so and experiences we have dreaded cause less pain
than we imagined.
What we imagine will make us happy in the future
is likely to be incorrect in that
we tend to misperceive
reality and build a mistaken
view of the future on this incorrect perception.
The reason is
and emotional needs change
experiences are especially pleasurable the first time they happen, but
the pleasue provided wanes with
This is how
our imagination of what will please us in the future fails us.
are equipped with a hedonic thermostat that is constantly resetting us back to
our emotional baseline while
we are constantly
imagining novel experiences.
"When we have an
experience on successive occasions, we quickly begin to acclimate to it, and
the experience yields less pleasure each time.
Psychologists calls this
equates happiness with
pleasure, then the paradox of
Consciously pursuing pleasure
interferes with experiencing pleasure.
cannot be pursued; it must ensue." - Viktor Frankl
"I realized that
one's happiness was only to be attained by not making it the direct end." -
John Stuart Mill
"Most men pursue
pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." -
"I should not
infer the pursuit of pleasure is necessarily self-defeating and
The principle of Egoistic Hedonism, when applied with a due
knowledge of the laws of human
nature, is practically
method of attaining the end at which it aims requires that we should to some
extent put it out of sight and not directly aim at it." - Henry
"Happiness is an
actually attainable goal, if we can only learn to detach ourselves from
knee jerk responses to what we have
learned to view as desirable, as well as to what we think we must avoid at
attainable happiness is the state of consciousness that allows us to embrace
whatever comes our way with equanimity."- Peter Clothier
What is the true secret to happiness?
Low expectations !
the myth of
happinessWritten into the Constitution
of the United States of America is the right of all Americans to pursue
happiness. At this time and place happiness was considered to be of an
individual nature. An individual could be happy or unhappy.
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
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 global corporate
derivatives and futures markets!
Happiness is owed to all and
consists in a collective
increase of wealth.
The myth of
the ability to attain happiness through material possessions is all that
enables the vast majority of mankind to regard life as worth living in
All activity must be
subordinated exclusivly to increase material wealth.
challenges the "material wealth is the only path"
myth of happiness is
looked upon by social associates as
addled and branded as
all have the tendency to struggle in our bodies and our minds.
We believe that happiness is possible only in the future.
realization that we
have already arrived, that
we don't have to travel any
further, that we
are already here, can give us peace
The conditions for our happiness are already sufficient.
We only need to
allow ourselves to be
in the present moment, and we will be able to touch them.
we looking for to be happy?
Everything is already here.
We do not need to put an
object in front of us to run after, believing that until we get it, we
cannot be happy.
That object is always in the future, and we can never
catch up to it.
We are already in the
the Kingdom of God.
We only need to wake up
and realize we are here." - Thich Nhat Hanh
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, was 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.
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.
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
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forged a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
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