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  • We borrow this from John Helliwell, professor at U of BC and expert in happiness and well-being. <br />
  • A story: Every movement, organization and effort needs a story. One way to address this is to tell your own story. You can also tell the story depicting need or impact, but often addressing people on a personal level helps kick off a talk and gets people engaged if they can relate to you. <br /> Who is here: <br /> If you have time, get each person to say their name. <br /> If not enough time (the usual), some options: <br /> - have people introduce themselves to their neighbors <br /> ask for hands up or stand up for sectors- government, education, business, not-for-profit, etc. <br /> - ask people to stand up of they represent certain sectors or interest. Some do this so everyone ends up standing up to demonstrate a sense of connection and community <br />
  • Give the audience 30 sec each to list (make sure they have paper and pen) <br /> 10 things that make you happy (just things) <br /> 10 people <br /> 10 activities <br /> After the listing, find out who could list 10 <br /> Ask what things came up, what people, what activities <br /> Link to scientific findings findings, our SAHI report, our DON report and the world happiness report <br />
  • Money- Easterlin Paradox says 75K for family of 4, and more does not increase happiness that much, <br /> Work- meaningful and autonomy <br /> Community and engagement in democratic process arekey <br /> Data Source: Kessler Report on Depression. <br /> Source http://www.aarp.org/personal-growth/transitions/info-09-2010/all_the_lonely_people.html <br /> After going through this, talk about the role of gratitude in personal happiness <br />
  • You can take people through a 2 minute loving kindness or breathing meditation here. <br />
  • Tell a story here and let this slide stand by itself. <br /> “Now I want to tell you a story. Imagine tomorrow you woke up – and had a really bad day. You left the stove on, happened to burn the house or apartment complex down, on your way to work, you caused a terrible accident that killed three people – blood all over the street, a huge traffic jam – you get to work and your spouse calls you – he or she wants a divorce and promises its going to be long, messy and very expensive. YOU HAVE DONE GREAT THINGS FOR GDP today. Now let’s imagine another scenario: You wake up, it’s a weekend morning, you spend a leisurely morning picking fruit in the garden and making your loved ones breakfast, then you all go for a walk through the neighborhood- you do not go to the gym- and when you get home you decide to spend the afternoon talking, reading to each other and playing a board game – not going to the movies. YOU ARE MISERABLE - YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING FOR GDP. <br /> Robert Kennedy pointed out that our Gross National Product "measures everything except that which makes life worthwhile." <br /> Genuine Progress Indicator Cheat Sheet. <br />   <br /> The goal of the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) is an alternative to the Gross Domestic Product . It accounts for health care. childcare, volunteering, income distribution,, safety, a clean environment, and other indicators of well-being.. The purpose of the GPI is to shift economic policy towards sustainability. It is used by governmental and non-governmental organizations worldwide. Because the GDP and the GPI are both measured in monetary terms, they can be compared on the same scale. Download report: The Genuine Progress Indicator 2006 <br />   <br />   <br />   <br /> The GPI starts with the same personal consumption data that the GDP is based on and maker some adjustments:ADD <br /> Housework, Volunteering, and Higher Education - GPI includes the value of this work figured at the approximate cost of hiring someone to do it. The GPI also takes into account the non-market benefits associated with a more educated population. <br />   <br /> ADJUST <br /> Income Distribution - GPI rises when the poor receive a larger percentage of national income, and falls when their share decreases. <br /> Changes in Leisure Time - When leisure time increases, the GPI goes up; when Americans have less of it, the GPI goes down. <br /> Lifespan of Consumer Durables & Public Infrastructure - GPI treats the money spent on capital items as a cost, and the value of the service they provide year after year as a benefit for private capital items and to public infrastructure, such as highways. <br />   <br />   <br /> SUBTRACT <br /> Resource Depletion GPI counts the depletion or degradation of wetlands, forests, farmland, and nonrenewable minerals (including oil) as a current cost. <br /> Pollution - GPI subtracts the costs of air and water pollution as measured by actual damage to human health and the environment. <br /> Long-Term Environmental Damage - GPI treats as costs the consumption of certain forms of energy and of ozone-depleting chemicals. It also assigns a cost to carbon emissions to account for the catastrophic economic, environmental, and social effects of global warming. <br /> Crime - GPI subtracts the costs arising from crime. <br /> Defensive Expenditures - GPI counts defensive expenditures as costs rather than as benefits. <br /> Dependence on Foreign Assets - GPI counts net additions to the capital stock as contributions to well-being, and treats money borrowed from abroad as reductions. If the borrowed money is used for investment, the negative effects are canceled out. But if the borrowed money is used to finance consumption, the GPI declines. <br />   <br />
  • This is a long quote, but if you have time, worth it. You can have someone from the audience read it. You can see the speech here http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=z7-G3PC_868#t=967s <br />
  • Source: <br /> The Nation, Ribert Reice <br /> http://www.thenation.com/article/36893/unjust-spoils <br /> For National Wealth: top 20% own 84% of nations wealth <br /> http://sociology.ucsc.edu/whorulesamerica/power/wealth.html <br />
  • Source: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/12/08/1015962107.full.pdf+html <br />
  • Global Footprint network <br /> http://www.footprintnetwork.org/en/index.php/GFN/page/footprint_for_nations/ <br />
  • Data Sources: <br /> http://www.cepr.net/index.php/publications/reports/no-vacation-nation-2013 <br /> CIA world factbook <br /> Life expectency <br /> https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2102rank.html best Japan, worst Angola, afganistan, Nigeria, Chad, Swaziland, <br /> Infant mortality <br /> https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2091rank.html - best in monoco and singapore, sweden , japan woest Angola, Afghanistan, alger <br /> Obesity <br /> http://www.forbes.com/2007/02/07/worlds-fattest-countries-forbeslife-cx_ls_0208worldfat_2.html <br /> worst: Kuwait, not inlcluding islands of Tongu etc. <br /> OECD Factbook has US a fatest <br /> http://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/social-issues-migration-health/oecd-factbook-2010/obesity_factbook-2010-87-en <br />
  • http://www.sustainableseattle.org/sahi/gnh-domains <br /> Gross National Happiness Domains <br /> Psychological Well-BeingAssesses the degree of satisfaction and optimism in individual life.  The indicators analyze self-esteem, sense of competence, stress, spiritual activities and prevalence of positive and negative emotions. <br /> Physical HealthMeasures the effectiveness of health policies, with criteria such as self-rated health, disability, patterns of risk behavior, exercise, sleep, nutrition, etc. <br /> Work/Time BalanceThe use of time is one of the most significant factors in quality of life, especially time for recreation and socializing with family and friends.  A balanced management of time is evaluated, including time spent in traffic jams, at work, in educational activities, etc. <br /> Community Vitality/Social ConnectionFocuses on relationships and interactions in communities.  Examines the level of confidence, the sense of belonging, the vitality of affectionate relationships, safety at home and in the community, and the practice of giving and volunteering. <br /> Education and Capacity BuildingTakes into account several factors such as participation in formal and informal education, development of skills and capabilities, involvement in children’s education, values education, environmental education, etc. <br /> Cultural Vitality and Access to Arts and CultureEvaluates local traditions, festival, core values, participation in cultural events, opportunities to develop artistic skills and discrimination due to religion, race or gender. <br /> Environmental Quality and Access to NatureMeasures the perception of citizens about the quality of their water, air, soil, forest cover, biodiversity, etc.  The indicators include access to green areas, system of waste management, etc. <br /> Democratic GovernanceAssesses how the population views the government, the media, the judiciary, the electoral system, and the police, in terms of responsibility, honesty and transparency.  It also measures involvement of citizens in community decisions and political processes. <br /> Material Well-BeingEvaluates individual and family income, financial security, the level of debt, employment security, the quality of housing, etc. <br /> Work Experience <br /> Evaluates individual satisfaction with work <br />
  • From Wellbeing for Public Policy, Diener, Heliwell et all <br /> Social Indicators Research   >   Vol. 58, No. 1/3, Jun., 2002   >   Why Social Policy Nees Subjective Indicators, Ruut Veenhoven <br />
  • Tell a story again: <br /> 17 year old king <br /> asked what are you going to do to improve your countries GDP? GNH is more important. Use a subjective and objective measures of wellbeing Guides countries poliecy decisions and alllocations of resorucs <br />
  • http://www.thehappyself.com/ <br />
  • Research: The survey can not be conducted in an exclusive manner or for commercial purposes. If you are seeking to conduct the survey for a research project, you must contact us first for permission, The survey may not be used for any commercial purpose <br /> Suggested donations: <br /> Small nonprofits, volunteer groups, student group  - $100 <br /> Small and med business, Campus - $200 <br /> City, town, library etc, medium NGO - $300 <br /> Large business or nonprofit – please contact us <br /> We will not refuse a referral code or unique URL to anybody because they can not pay <br />
  • Research: The survey can not be conducted in an exclusive manner or for commercial purposes. If you are seeking to conduct the survey for a research project, you must contact us first for permission, The survey may not be used for any commercial purpose <br /> Suggested donations: <br /> Small nonprofits, volunteer groups, student group  - $100 <br /> Small and med business, Campus - $200 <br /> City, town, library etc, medium NGO - $300 <br /> Large business or nonprofit – please contact us <br /> We will not refuse a referral code or unique URL to anybody because they can not pay <br />
  • Research: The survey can not be conducted in an exclusive manner or for commercial purposes. If you are seeking to conduct the survey for a research project, you must contact us first for permission, The survey may not be used for any commercial purpose <br /> Suggested donations: <br /> Small nonprofits, volunteer groups, student group  - $100 <br /> Small and med business, Campus - $200 <br /> City, town, library etc, medium NGO - $300 <br /> Large business or nonprofit – please contact us <br /> We will not refuse a referral code or unique URL to anybody because they can not pay <br />
  • Source: Inerviiew the John de Graaf <br />
  • Source: Inerviiew the John de Graaf <br />
  • Source: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2010/12/08/1015962107.full.pdf+html <br />
  • http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/technology/google-course-asks-employees-to-take-a-deep-breath.html?pagewanted=2&_r=2 <br /> Photo credit to amadaholst 1 <br /> Forbes article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/drewhansen/2012/10/31/a-guide-to-mindfulness-at-work/ <br />
  • http://naropa.edu/media/naropa-press-releases/press-2010/press-2010-faculty/01-06-10-naropa-assists-bhutan.php <br />

How to give a Happiness Talk Happiness Initiative leadership training Part 1 How to give a Happiness Talk Happiness Initiative leadership training Part 1 Presentation Transcript

  • Give a Happiness Talk How To for your happiness initiative happycounts.org
  • Introductions 1. Who you are (name, organization, position, where you are from) 2. What you want to get out of the training 3. Why happiness?
  • Happiness and Well-being: A global movement, A local solution
  • The more we get together, together, together The more we get together, the happier we’ll be ‘cause your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends, The more we get together, the happier we’ll be
  • My path to…
  • What is Your Path to Happiness?
  • What makes you happy? guided exercise things activities people
  • Material Well-Being Meaningful Work Social Support Democratic Process Generosity Values Family
  • Three things you can do for your happiness: Gratitude Giving Compassion
  • Gross Domestic Product What GDP counts: + goods and services sold + oil spills, natural and manmade disasters + illness and death + divorce + accidents What GDP does not count: - time with friends & family - volunteering, participating in democratic process - gardening, educating yourself - walking for exercise the sum of all good and services produced in a year
  • Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product ... if we should judge America by that - counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children. Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans. - Robert Kennedy
  • Easterlin Paradox 40 year study of nations across the globe Up to a salary of $75K for family of four, long and short term happiness increases a lot with more money After a salary of $75K, long term happiness increases are marginal or non- existent, short term increases in happiness do occur.
  • ...and what about the wealth of our nation?
  • 10xashighasthis nothing
  • The United States has the widest gap between rich and poor of any wealthy country. The Nation, Unjust Spoils, Robert Reich
  • A New Economic Paradigm Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product Jigme Singye Wangchuk King of Bhutan 1972
  • UN Resolution Towards a Holistic Approach to Sustainable Development
  • The spread of happiness United Kingdom France Canada Brazil Australia China…and here
  • Happiness Initiatives
  • Gross National Happiness - Material Wellbeing/Standard of Living - Work - Time Balance - Arts & Culture - Education - Environment - Governance - Health - Community - Social Support - Affect (feelings) - Satisfaction with Life - Psychological Wellbeing Domain icons by Joumana Medlej at majnouna.com
  • Your GNH Index Scores
  • Purpose of government & life Why measure happiness? Granularity and defining issues Capture the unobservable Perception of hurting or thriving A “guide societies toward desirable futures” in an experimenting society Inclusivity – you are the data
  • Time Balance In a typical week, how much of your time are you able to spend doing the kinds of things that you enjoy? None of my time Not much of my time Some of my time Most of my time All of my time
  • The US is the only wealthy nation without Paid Sick Leave Paid Vacation and Holidays Paid Maternity or Paternity Leave
  • Sick Leave Ordinances City of San Francisco- Ch. 12W of SF Administrative Code in Paid Sick Leave Ordinance includes part time and temp workers City of Seattle ordinance 123698 – municipal code for paid sick leave and paid safe time
  • Environment How satisfied with you are the efforts being made to preserve the natural environment in your neighborhood. Very dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied Satisfied Very Satisfied
  • Wanted: Five to Seven Planets If everyone on Earth consumed at the same level of the U.S
  • Bhutan’s Constitution: Preservation of the Natural Environment 60% natural habitat 40% development Bhutan’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy of 2010 - encourages the development of an environmentally friendly, sustainable economy
  • Parking Days
  • Pop-Up Parks
  • Satisfaction with Life Please imagine a ladder with steps numbered from zero at the bottom to ten at the top. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible. If the top step is 10 and the bottom step is 0, on which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time?
  • Overall Satisfaction with Life
  • Easterlin Paradox 40 year study of nations across the globe Up to a salary of $75K for family of four, long and short term happiness increases a lot with more money After a salary of $75K, long term happiness increases are marginal or non- existent, short term increases in happiness do occur.
  • Mindfulness training Mindfulness programs at Apple, McKinstry Co. Proctor & Gamble, General Mills, Aetna & Google (“Search Inside Yourself”) Seahawks Super bowl 2014
  • What you can do Take the GHN Index How Happy Are YOU? Find out Use the GNH Index for your project, city, community, campus or company happycounts.org Questions, comments, requests: info@happycounts.org
  • Exercise: What is Your Path to Happiness? 5 min reflection, share stories for no more than 5 min
  • This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You may use, adapt and copy all material here as long as you: - Give attribution to The Happiness Initiative and those attributed in this work -Do not use for commercial purposes - Share your work To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.