Posts in Societies
Mahatma Gandhi – Peace and Truth at the Heart of Freedom

We all can agree that Mahatma Gandhi is one of the most exceptional human beings who has ever lived. His fight for freedom in the most nonviolent way imaginable is the stuff of legends, and deservingly so.

His actions have been studied for a long time and are essential knowledge we all should know. The man managed to free an entire country by relying on peace and truth only. He didn’t have to start a war, and he didn’t have to kill India’s oppressors.

Gandhi’s methods have inspired other prominent names of the 20th century like Martin Luther King Jr and James Bevel.

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Albert Einstein and His Quantum Leap for Humanity

One of the greatest scientists of all time was the renowned physicist Albert Einstein. He brought us the theory of relativity, the famous formula E = mc2 which every person, from the age of ten to 110 knows.

He brought us into quantum mechanics as well. He laid that foundation on which the downright bizarre quantum mechanics was born. He couldn’t find a way to ‘finish’ quantum mechanics, but he knew that it was correct, and he knew that it could explain everything. As he said: “I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.” a quote that might explain why he never ceased to work and discover.

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Carl Jung – The Power of Unconsciousness

Everyone at all interested in psychology has heard of Carl Jung – that’s how widely influential his teachings and views are. Modern psychology can hardly exist without Carl Jung.

But have you heard about his teachings on the unconscious mind? His concept of collective unconsciousness and its power?

If you haven’t, you are in the right place. We wanted to talk about this and how important this concept can be for all future leaders who want to change the world for the better and bring about happiness for everyone.

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Rudolph Steiner – The Wisdom of the Being

The system of education we have today is filled with flaws, and it’s about time we did something to create a positive change, no matter how small or large. We need to do everything we can to create a better system for our children and all the youth of the world of tomorrow.

We want to make the people across the globe happy, and we need to do it from an early age. The problem with mainstream education today is that it doesn’t consider happiness, and it doesn’t recognize the child’s spiritual, moral, and creative side.

There are plenty of systems that want to change this, but Rudolf Steiner is the one who envisioned a unique system that genuinely incorporates the entire being, almost a full century ago.

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Thich Nhat Hanh – The Importance of Planting Seeds

If we are to spread happiness throughout the world through efficient practices like mindfulness and compassion, we need to include the children as well.

That’s precisely where Thich Nhat Hanh is coming from. He has dedicated his life to making mindfulness more approachable to children. Our children are the most valuable treasure we have on this planet, and we need to make sure that their future is bright and that they are all happy now and later in life.

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Lao Tzu – The Greatest Book Ever Written

No one looking to live life in perfect harmony with themselves and happiness can omit the teachings of Taoism. It doesn’t matter if you’re religious or not; the lessons of Taoism can help you in many ways. They mostly are talked about in Tao Te Ching; likely the most excellent book ever written.  

The legend says that it was written by Laozi or Lao Tzu as most people around the world know him. This ancient Chinese philosopher is as mythical and influential as Homer is in the West and equally a legend.

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The Dalai Lama – Compassion as the Enabler

The Dalai Lama – we all know him and would love to learn from him. At least that’s something that all of us interested in world happiness can say.

To be genuinely compassionate, happy, and a leader who will impart this knowledge and traits onto others, you need to learn from the greatest scholars and enlightened people in the world. There is no better than the Dalai Lama at that.

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The Teachings of Sadhguru – A Prosperous World Is at the Tip of Our Fingers

The world we live in is a world filled with problems that need fixing. There’s a lot of inequality, violence, and unhappiness. However, we should add that there is still a lot of happiness in it as well as prosperity.

The problem lies in the fact that there are all of these numerous conditions for a better, happier, more prosperous world, but we lack the consciousness needed to mold such a world fully.

Many of us have the potential to be the leaders who will change the world for the better. What we lack is pure self-awareness. That’s what Jaggi Vasudev, better known as Sadhguru, wants to teach us. His Isha Foundation was created to provide that heightened self-awareness that we all need to make a difference in the world.

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The Future of Happiness

During the next World Happiness Agora in March 2020, we will have five days to talk about our future. Each day will have its own topic, but each of those will have something to do with happiness.

Why? Because happiness is something, we all need to uphold. It’s something that every human being on this planet deserve, and we all as the leaders of today and tomorrow have to work together to make this dream a reality.

The World Happiness Agora is one way we believe will get people to think and entice them to action.

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Education in Positive. Focus on overall well-being.

The future of education is here! At least it will be if we all strive to make our students happy. Happiness should be the foundation on which we build the culture of tomorrow.

In this article we’ll talk precisely about that, and how positive education can bring about a change that will make sure our future is bright and better for all of humanity – starting from our schools where our youngest start to form into the people who will lead us tomorrow.

The Benefits of Positive Education

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Adopting a Well-Being Approach in Central Government – Policy Mechanisms and Practical Tools

Any national government that attempts to move from simple well-being measurements to actual policy applications that will deal with increasing well-being will face many challenges.

Many initiatives in the 2019 Global Happiness and Wellbeing Policy Report face these challenges head-on, by bringing well-being monitoring closer to policymakers. They do this by producing shorter and more communicative dashboards of indicators, which are also timed to go in line with strategic decisions.

It is an essential first step as it can raise awareness and shape public dialogue. However, it mostly remains in the domain of measurement.

Using the Right Type of Measurement

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Well-Being Interventions Improve Societies

People place considerable emphasis on the feeling of happiness, and it can thus serve as a significant motive for decisions in education, travel, recreation, profession, health, and charity.

This impulse we all have that makes us seek a happier and more rewarding life echoes in the role of government. Many of the areas of life governments look to improve have arisen because they influence our overall happiness and well-being.

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