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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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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Conflict Avoidance is the Highest Essential to Enable Happiness

“There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.” ― Alexandre Dumas (1802–1870) Can happiness exist in an environment of conflict? We begin with “conflict avoidance” because it is...

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