What is Happiness?1. Geography of Bliss, Globally2. “An Emotional State Oscillating between Contentment & Joy”Box of Chocolates?
How UnhappinessComes About? • Moving Up & Down Maslow’s Pyramid • Carrying Unnecessary Baggage • Keeping Up with the Joneses.
How Individuals can “Do” Happy?1. Accept & Appreciate Changing Realities & Multiple Realities2. Recognize & Respect that in Every Human System Something Works3. Re-Live +Ves, Relieve –Ves…Law of Recency4. Practice “I Think, Therefore I Am… Happy!”5. Physiology leads Psychology…and so on
• "A human being is part of a whole, called by us the Universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest--a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us.• Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." -- Albert Einstein