HAPPY NEW YEAR…???

Making things better…
If not now… when?
If not me… who?

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For some of us it is… and for others of us, well… it’s not.

So what?

I mean, what difference does it make, really, whether anyone is happy…?

The World Happiness Report 2013, a research study done by a group of independent experts and published by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network, “offers rich evidence that the systematic measurement and analysis of happiness can teach us a lot about ways to improve the world’s well-being and sustainable development.”

Again, at the risk of hard-hearted redundancy, so what?

Why should you or I care about anyone’s happiness…?

I mean, being happy doesn’t put food on the table or pay the electric bill or get you a vacation in the Bahamas… even though having those things will generally contribute to your happiness.

Yet the cognitive facts of the matter, in terms of both neurological and physiological health, strongly indicate that those folks who are consistently able to pay the electric bill, put food on their own table and indulge in such things as vacations tend to be happy before the fact.

That is, the ability to sustain self (and thus make a healthy contribution to a happy global community) seems somehow to hinge on a person’s capacity to see the bright side of life and pump self up with proactive thoughts even (and especially) when things are going wrong.

In fact, a pre-existing ‘happiness’ disposition tends to empower the human capacity to accomplish significant things, like paying electric bills, putting food on the table and being a good parent to one’s kids..

Thus the real solution to every problem faced by humankind today may be simply to cultivate happiness.

Wow… what a revolutionary thought…!!!!