Happiness Index

Education and Intelligence Underpin Happiness

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all.” ― Aristotle (384 BCE–322 BCE) Education and intelligence underpin happiness, but an interesting observation is that people attribute the same meaning to the words education and intelligence in daily conversation. Is education the same as intelligence? A general assumption is that an...

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Happiness Index

Philosophically Speaking – What, Factors Constitute Great Nations, Great Leaders, and Great Followers

“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself” — Henry Ward Beecher (1813 ―1887). The world has witnessed many different political systems of leadership (from dictatorship to democracy), and many types of leaders (from autocratic to democratic) but what factors constitute great nations, great Leaders, and great...

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Philosophically Speaking: What is Education?

“Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all” — Aristotle (384BC – 322BC). What is education? Education is a critical component of human growth and development. Education is a human construct, a process of learning, unlike intelligence that people inherit at birth; nevertheless, people can develop higher intelligence. Education is...

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Position Paper ― Instituting a Ministry Of Happiness (MOH)and a Minister Of Happiness (MOH)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,...

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Philosophically Speaking: Democracy – Why the Incongruity?

PREAMBLE: The journey of humankind through the premodern and modern eras has been nothing short of inexplicable. Western nations have now arrived at postmodern democracy, underpinned by Christianity, but “Why the Incongruity?” Unresolved problems of the past confront humanity, compounded by problems of the present such as indifference to “race,” color, culture, creed, and...

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