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Happiness is a state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.

Translating: International Day of Happiness

Spanish: Día Internacional de la Felicidad

Translating: Happiness

Dutch: Vrolijkheid (see South Africa.Net)//
Spanish: Felicidad
Chinese: 喜



    Bhutan’s Paro Tshechu Festival An Expression of Gross National Happiness in the Land of the Thunder Dragon
    What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness


    I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'
    - Kurt Vonnegut (Twitter: @HappyNotices)

    The noblest art is that of making others happy.
    - P.T. Barnum

    Happiness is having something to look forward to.
    - Peanuts

    I thank my stars I am happy.
    - Malvolio, Twelfth Night [II, 5]


    "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" is a well-known phrase in the United States Declaration of Independence. The phrase is meant to exemplify the "unalienable rights" with which all human beings are endowed for the protection of which they institute governments.

    International Day of Happiness

    March 20 2013 was the very first UN International Day of Happiness.
    Hashtags: #HappyDay, #InternationalDayOfHappiness
    Twitter: @actionhappiness

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    Buzzword Bingo: Happy
    The noblest art is that of making others happy - P.T. Barnum
    Buzzword Bingo: Ki'imakóolal = Felicidad = Happiness (Maya)



    Lessons from Bhutan

    Prime Minister Jigmi Thinley of Bhutan in his opening address at a special session at the UN on April 2nd titled “WELLBEING AND HAPPINESS: DEFINING A NEW ECONOMIC PARADIGM” noted …..‘the GDP led development model that compels boundless growth on a planet with limited resources no longer makes economic sense….Within its framework, there lies no solution to the economic, ecological, social and security crises that plague the world today and threaten to consume humanity. We desperately need an economy that serves and nurtures the wellbeing of all sentient beings on earth and human happiness that comes from living life in harmony with the natural world, with our communities and with our inner selves. We need an economy that will serve humanity, not enslave it.’

    Happy Planet Index

    Happy Planet Index is an innovative new measure that shows the ecological efficiency with which human well-being is delivered. It is the first ever index to combine environmental impact with human well-being to measure the environmental efficiency with which country by country, people live long and happy lives.

    Happy Planet Index 2012 @nefwellbeing

    World Happiness Report

    First ever World Happiness Report (download PDF), commissioned for the April 2nd United Nations Conference on Happiness (mandated by the UN General Assembly). Writing/2012/World Happiness Report.pdf

    World Happiness Report

    Elsewhere on the Web

    Taking care of business - Idealog
    Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says -
    What We Know Now About How to Be Happy

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    The Economics of Happiness

    Recommended Listening

    The economics of happiness - Helena Norberg-Hodge's background is in linguistics, but she has an excellent command of economics and economic theory. For years, Norberg-Hodge has argued that globalisation is the road to ruin for the Western world as well as to the developing world; that globalisation is the last of a long history of forces - colonialism, imperialism, etc - which are eroding cultural diversity in the world.

    Bhutan and International Day of Happiness - March 20th 2013 is the very first UN International Day of Happiness. There’s been much discussion about happiness over recent years and what does and doesn’t make us happy. The tiny Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has attracted attention since it decided that GNP and GDP weren’t helpful as the sole measures of wellbeing and they introduced GNH, or Gross National Happiness. And one of the ways a society might measure happiness is through the wellbeing of its children, so on International Day of Happiness how are Bhutan's children faring?

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    Dan Gilbert: Why are we happy? Why aren't we happy? - Dan Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, challenges the idea that we’ll be miserable if we don’t get what we want. Our "psychological immune system" lets us feel truly happy even when things don’t go as planned.