Make Seattle Happy Report:
A Blueprint for Raising
Awareness in Your Community
about the importance of happiness as a guid...
Is happiness the business of
government?
Is happiness important?
A few quotes...
To those who say this sounds like a
distraction from the serious business
of government, I say finding out what
will impro...
Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence
and community values in the mere accumulation of m...
When I was 5 years old, my
mother always told me that
happiness was the key to
life. When I went to school,
they asked me ...
“The care of human life
and happiness, and not
their destruction, is the
only legitimate object of
good government.”
Thoma...
“The only orthodox object
of the institution of
government is to secure
the greatest degree of
happiness possible to the
g...
“We hold these truths to be self-
evident, that all men are created
equal, that they are endowed by
their Creator with cer...
How happy are you? How happy is your city? HappyCounts.org
“Happiness of
society is the end
of government.”
John Adams
How happy are you? How happy is your city?
HappyCounts.org
“The aggregate
happiness of the society,
which is best promoted...
How happy are you? How happy is your city?
HappyCounts.org
“Happiness is the
meaning and the
purpose of life, the
whole ai...
Make Seattle Happy: A Blueprint for Raising
Awareness in Your Community.
Please use these materials to raise awareness abo...
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Make It Happy partners with The Happiness Initiative to raise awareness of the importance of happiness in our personal lives and for our policy makers.

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  • http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/prime-minister-unveils-happiness-index-2143950.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18966729
  • 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
  • This is a long quote, but if you have time, worth it. You can have someone from the audience read it.
  • Raising awareness blueprint quotes

    1. 1. Make Seattle Happy Report: A Blueprint for Raising Awareness in Your Community about the importance of happiness as a guide for the future of our nation, neighborhoods and personal life QUOTES
    2. 2. Is happiness the business of government? Is happiness important? A few quotes...
    3. 3. To those who say this sounds like a distraction from the serious business of government, I say finding out what will improve lives and acting on it is the serious business of government. We'll continue to measure gross domestic product. But it is high time we admitted that, taken on its own, GDP is an incomplete way of measuring a country's progress. David Cameron Prime Minister of Great Britain How happy are you? How happy is your city? HappyCounts.org
    4. 4. 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 How happy are you? How happy is your city? HappyCounts.org
    5. 5. When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life. – John Lennon How happy are you? How happy is your city? HappyCounts.org
    6. 6. “The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the only legitimate object of good government.” Thomas Jefferson How happy are you? How happy is your city? HappyCounts.org
    7. 7. “The only orthodox object of the institution of government is to secure the greatest degree of happiness possible to the general mass of those associated under it.” Thomas Jefferson How happy are you? How happy is your city? HappyCounts.org
    8. 8. “We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among them are Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Happiness. ” Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence How happy are you? How happy is your city? HappyCounts.org
    9. 9. How happy are you? How happy is your city? HappyCounts.org “Happiness of society is the end of government.” John Adams
    10. 10. How happy are you? How happy is your city? HappyCounts.org “The aggregate happiness of the society, which is best promoted by the practice of a virtuous policy, is, or ought to be, the end of all government…” George Washington
    11. 11. How happy are you? How happy is your city? HappyCounts.org “Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” Aristotle
    12. 12. Make Seattle Happy: A Blueprint for Raising Awareness in Your Community. Please use these materials to raise awareness about the importance of happiness and well-being, the happiness movement and the aim of a new economic paradigm. These materials may be used or reproduced for any non- commercial use. For more information, inquiries or comments, please email info@happycounts.org or visit happycounts.org Report compiled by: Laura Musikanski, JD, MBA Editing team: Eldan Goldenberg, James Bradbury Copyright © The Happiness Initiative 2013

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