The “aggregate” happiness of individuals, married couples, families, and communities make a happy nation. Speaking from a broader perspective, one can conclude that effective leadership, good governance, and hospitable ecological conditions are also factors that contribute to the happiness of a nation. For a country to achieve and sustain a high “National Happiness Index”...Continue reading
“Happiness can blossom when the spouses strive to maintain the “vows” of marriage and reject the notion of “irreconcilable differences.” We have a choice to take “ownership” of our marriage and “strive” to “reconcile differences.” – Gibbs²...
Loyalty and happiness go “hand in hand.” Love and loyalty are two of the cardinal virtues that hold every institution together. Love is universal. Loyalty (commitment) brings out the best in human relationships in marriage, family, corporate, and national and international relationships. Loyalty is a great stabilizer of human relationships. Maturity underpins loyalty. Loyalty...Continue reading
“Joy” comprehends “happiness,” but “happiness” may not comprehend “joy.” Joy is a spiritual attribute, and happiness is a material attribute. Material things satisfy the outer self, but the inner self can only be truly satisfied when it experiences “joy.” For many, “joy” is a familiar term, but it is not (universally) attributable to happiness...Continue reading
Is money synonymous with happiness? Can money buy happiness? Money may not buy happiness, but it is a crucial factor in the happiness equation. Unlike agrarian societies, money is the principal exchange in postmodern capitalist societies. Many individuals would say that they are happy when they have sufficient money to satisfy their immediate needs...Continue reading
“Are there Secrets to Happiness?” What is it to be happy, or to live 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...Continue reading