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The Ecology of Happiness – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The Ecology of Happiness

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

 International Happiness Day will be on March 20, 2015. The Secretary General of the United Nations Mr. Ban Ki-moon defines happiness to mean, ‘working to end conflict, poverty and other unfortunate conditions in which so many of our fellow human beings live.’

In various UN studies on wellbeing it was found that happy people live longer, they earn more and they are healthier, more productive and loyal. They also heal faster. Happiness is like a shining star. It radiates and it has the properties to be contagious. Happy people want others to be happy like them. Some psychologists believe that your success and personal growth will multiply with age. Happiness, however, is a relatively new field of study. But contrary to what some governments may be saying wellbeing as a science is not a global oddity.

The idea of happiness has long featured in the world’s religions and many philosophers have spent years trying to explain how one can be happy. But it has remained elusive. Continue reading

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