ARE THERE “SECRETS” TO HAPPINESS?
“Are there Secrets to Happiness?” What is it to be happy, or to live a happy and successful life? Is it having money, getting married, becoming a mother, having good health, living in a mansion, or receiving a postgraduate degree? The only question that is more investigative is “What is happiness?” There have been many books written concerning ‘happiness’ and attempting to define the ‘secret’ to happiness, or suggesting how to achieve it. Whether scientific or non-scientific we have discovered that there is not a single (universal) definition, key, or secret to happiness.
Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI) Quotes Handbook is an inspirational and chronological listing of 365 quotes taken from our foremost body of work, Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI). These 365 quotes takes you on a journey of discovery of “Optimum Happiness” (OH), underpinned by “Joy.”
A CASE STUDY —VITAL TO ACHIEVING A HIGHER WORLD HAPPINESS INDEX (WHI)
EMG Gibbs Optimum Happiness Index (OHI) Project is an exploration of the benefits of Optimum Happiness (OH) as a higher value proposition for human survival as a viable species. The paper focuses on various elements of justification, and the benefits of instituting a Ministry of Happiness (MOH1) and Minister or Happiness (MOH2) as core leadership initiatives (1, 2 to undergird other ministries of government in achieving their national objectives). Findings suggest that the Nation Happiness Index (NHI) of a country is the aggregate of the Personal Happiness Index (PHI) of its people. Hence, every country should institute a MOH¹, and a MOH², vital to a higher PHI, NHI, and World Happiness Index (WHI), which can translate to world peace, prosperity, and security.
The paper also explores new ways to evaluate the natural benefits of happiness for its potency and capacity to transform the lives of individuals, families, communities, and nations, notwithstanding race, color, culture, or religion. It is not investigative of the criteria, or the mechanics for the implementation, which will vary according to the functioning of each country.
VISIONS OF A HAPPY LIFE
Marjorie and I live “Optimum Happy” (OH) lives, but that does not imply that we have great wealth, live in a mansion, drive exotic automobiles, or socialize with prominent figures in society. Our perspective on happiness means a commitment to God, marriage, children, family, and friends; likewise, to recognize, acknowledge, and embrace the “oneness” of the human family, our “interdependence,” as the ultimate key to happiness.
Happiness means to discover one’s genius, which is to determine one’s highest capability and develop it to the “Optimum.” Happiness means to understand that all people have a common desire for universal love, fairness, and justice. Happiness means to listen to and empathize with others who live in fear and suffer anxiety. Happiness means generosity of spirit. Marjorie and I introduce Discovering Your Optimum Happiness Index (OHI) as our vision of a happy life to the world, to engage people, in a global dialogue about the inherent benefits to happiness.
OHI BOOK TRAILER
How can we Discover our “Optimum Happiness” Index (OHI)?
Much more than a ‘self-help’ book, Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI) takes an in-depth approach to the human condition that contributes to a happy life.
What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness.
Robert Waldinger is a Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history [regarding health and happiness].
"[Discovering Your Optimum Happiness Index (OHI)] anatomizes dozens of aspects of happiness—social, spiritual, moral, physical, and intellectual—and ranges them along a methodology designed to help readers quantify their own specific happiness indexes. The authors are empathetic but also clear-eyed, and they cast their inquiries over many kinds of societies, assessing all the various pragmatic factors that can determine a person’s happiness." Read more…
— “Kirkus Reviews”
“This book is a timely and relevant encapsulation of the multi-faceted dynamics encountered in one’s “search for happiness.” Not only have the authors opened up a panorama of ways to view happiness, but their self-directed guide also challenges the reader to examine their personal past, present, and possible future states of happiness. Their extensive body of work speaks to individuals from all lifestyles and professions.” Read More...
― Karla A. Hutchinson-Skeete, MS.Ed Educator, Doctoral Candidate
Decatur, Georgia, USA
Errol A. Gibbs is an eloquent speaker, informed by extensive background, speaking to various audiences within corporations, community organizations, and churches. He presents himself not as an expert, or as giving expert advice, but as an ordinary person with a unique understanding and perspective of human development, based on a foundation of Biblical principles, scientific facts, and intellectual and empirical observation. Errol is acutely aware of some of the incalculable challenges of the twenty-first century. Some of these challenges have been documented in extensive detail in the writing of © 2011 "Five Foundations of Human Development (FFHD)", and © 2016 “Discovering Your Optimum ‘Happiness Index’ (OHI).” Please contact the authors to arrange a speaking engagement at your church, corporation, organization, institution, or small group.
OPTIMUM HAPPINESS INDEX (OHI) RESOURCES
MONDAY MORNING QUOTES
“Happy people strive to do better, to achieve more, and to give more. They forgive the past, delight in the present, and embrace the future.”