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Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index – video

Nic Marks: The Happy Planet Index

Statistician Nic Marks asks why we measure a nation’s success by its productivity — instead of by the happiness and well-being of its people. He introduces the Happy Planet Index, which tracks national well-being against resource use (because a happy life doesn’t have to cost the earth). Which countries rank highest in the HPI? You might be surprised.

Nic Marks –  Nic Marks gathers evidence about what makes us happy, and uses it to promote policy that puts the well-being of people and the planet first. He’s the founder of the Centre for Well-Being at the UK…

Be Selfish, Be Generous

Be Selfish, Be Generous

The Dalai Lama once said that the most generous act there is, compassion, is actually a selfish act: “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.

If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”What does generosity mean to you? Why do you give? What can you give? Here are some thoughts from a group of volunteers for CharityFocus, an organization that focuses on the practice of selfless generosity and small acts of kindness. How would you answer these questions for yourself?

Comment by Cyril Bryan:

I selected this video as it embodies my philosophy, and the philosophy of those who toil in various organisations to make a difference in the lives of others.

To many, It may seem a thankless task at times as there is  sometimes no obvious “payback” in the work one does, but there is always the satisfaction of being creative and of use to others in a positive way.

My Congratulations to all the members of the various Guyanese organisations around the world.  Keep up the good work in your local communities, and also try to help those in need in Guyana.

Have a Successful 2011 …..   in everything you do.

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