Position Paper ― Instituting a Ministry Of Happiness (MOH)1 and a Minister Of Happiness (MOH)2 as Core Leadership Initiatives
PREAMBLE: This ‘Position Paper’ sets forth that ‘happiness’ can ensure the survival of humankind, but ‘unhappiness’ threatens human survival as a viable species. ‘Unhappiness’ manifests all forms of disruptive behaviors by the humankind, underpinned by nationalism, politics, religion, race, color, culture, social, and economic bifurcation. The paper states further that happiness can transform —positively, the behaviors and lives of people for the betterment of humanity.
For happiness to achieve its ‘goals of transformation,’ it would be essential to institute a Ministry of Happiness (MOH)1 and a Minister of Happiness (MOH)2 as critical leadership initiatives for nations (1,2 with similar mandates, policy directives, measures, and performance audits as other ministries of government). The paper does not include the criteria, or the mechanics for the implementation, which will vary according to the functioning of each country.
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.”
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.
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.
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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
A BRIEF NOTE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Errol’s peers recognize him for his thoughtful approach to the search for happiness, underpinned by an analytical mind, and for his compelling and philosophical viewpoints. Errol is an eloquent speaker who has presented to diverse audiences on technical and non-technical subjects. Errol says that it does not matter who we are — our citizenry at birth, whether we are rich or poor, academic or layperson, religious or irreligious. At the core, the meaning and purpose in life precede the search for happiness, which is the embodiment of the human journey. Errol invites you to take a life-changing “journey of discovery” to Discovering Your Optimum Happiness Index (OHI) ― A Self-directed Guide to Your Happiness Index (HI).
OPTIMUM HAPPINESS INDEX (OHI) RESOURCES
MONDAY MORNING QUOTES
“Happiness means to strive daily to improve relationships, regardless of race, culture, or religion, or to be single or married, learned or unlearned, wealthy or poor. Happiness means to understand that all people have a common desire for universal love, fairness, and justice.”