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Happiness through Achievement and Creativity

Friday, December 28th, 2012

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort. - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Quote Text: “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

What Pierre had learnt, according to Tolstoy

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Pierre had learned not with his intellect but with his whole being by life itself that man is created for happiness that happiness is within him in the satisfaction of simple human needs… - Tolstoy

Happiness Is Like A Butterfly

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Happiness is like a butterfly - the more you chase it the more it will elude you but if you turn your attention to other things it will come and sit softly on your shoulder... - Thorean

The World Happiness Report

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

The United Nations recently released the World Happiness Report, edited by John Helliwell, Richard Layard and Jeffrey Sachs.

The report states that for impoverished societies higher household income is associated with improved life conditions and well-being that increases life satisfaction for its members. For individuals in the high-income world, however, affluence beyond that required to survive results in minimal additional increases in happiness. In fact, the surplus income can reduce happiness due to afflictions such as obesity and addictions such as gambling and can lead to diminished social trust and community bonds.

The report looks at two measures of happiness: “affective happiness”, based on daily emotions, and “evaluative happiness”, based on overall life evaluation. It finds there are both external and personal factors that contribute to happiness – including for example income, values, community (external) and health, age, family experience (personal).

The report concludes with implications for development policy goals – economic stability, community cohesion, ethical standards, world climate, employment, work quality, mental and physical health, family life, and education.

You can find the World Happiness Report here – http://issuu.com/earthinstitute/docs/world-happiness-report

 

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