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A presentation by Roope Mokka and Simo Vassinen of Demos Helsinki held at the TEDx Amazonia conference 2010. Our claim is that happy life a sustainable one. Download the report here: ...

A presentation by Roope Mokka and Simo Vassinen of Demos Helsinki held at the TEDx Amazonia conference 2010. Our claim is that happy life a sustainable one. Download the report here: http://www.demos.fi/files/politics_of_happiness.pdf

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  • the true power is in all the different communities through which we lead different aspects of our life. <br />
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The Politics of Happiness - TEDx Amazonia The Politics of Happiness - TEDx Amazonia Presentation Transcript

  • Demos Helsinki The Politics of Happiness
  • We are all in pursuit of happiness.
  • We are all in pursuit of happiness. A happy life is a sustainable life.
  • We are all in pursuit of happiness. A happy life is a sustainable life. Brazil can become a superpower of happiness.
  • Close your eyes.
  • = FUTURE CO2
  • What is happiness?
  • Happiness is action...
  • Happiness is action... ...that takes place between people.
  • Happiness is not a state of mind, but a process. (Sonya Lyubomirsky, Aristotle)
  • To know who we are we compare ourselves to other people.
  • We get used to changes. Good and bad ones. Really quickly.
  • We cannot become happy alone.
  • 1957
  • BKT/as. (vuoden USD-hintatasolla GDP per capita (2001 price level) : % of very happy American citizens Erittäin onnellisten osuus yhdysvaltalaisista ( ) (Wall Street Journal / UN)
  • Politics of happiness is... real freetime meaningful places politics of co-operation healthy lifestyles open families
  • Real freetime
  • Meaningful places
  • Co-operation
  • Healthy lifestyles vs.
  • Open families Company A
  • The Party of Happiness Vote Now! and One Planet Living
  • The Party of Happiness Vote Now! and One Planet Living Days off instead of payrises Tax breaks for low emission food Company bicycle benefits Taxation on unused built space Private public spaces Choice architecture in politics From military training to civic training Wikicities Flexible public spaces Healthcare systems evaluated by quality of life Participatory urban planning Product Life Time labels Job circulation in the public sector Wider scope of healthcar Workplaces and elderly homes attached to schools A National Time Fund to boost volunteerism Carfree urban zones for children New godparent systems Systemic change Building schemes for co-housing Teaching of civic activity in schools
  • Brazil: a superpower of happiness?
  • Você está aqui.
  • Você está aqui.
  • Você está aqui.
  • Você está aqui.
  • How?
  • How? Tear down walls of separation between people...
  • How? Tear down walls of separation between people... in the class system.
  • How? Tear down walls of separation between people... in the class system. in education.
  • How? Tear down walls of separation between people... in the class system. in education. in public spaces.
  • How? Tear down walls of separation between people... in the class system. in education. in public spaces. in the employment market.
  • How? Tear down walls of separation between people... in the class system. in education. in public spaces. in the employment market. at work.
  • Tear down walls of separation between people. Brazil: a superpower of happiness!