Social happiness

Social happiness

... good-enough parenting 155–60 Goodin, R.E. 208–9 goodness xiv, 22, 25, 236 173 governance 31, 81–9 Graham, Carol 17, 142 Great Place to Work Institute/ Fortune 204 greed 4 Greve, B. 96 Gross National Happiness (GNH) xi, ...

Author: Thin, Neil

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781847429216

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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The development of happiness as an explicit theme in social research and policy worldwide has been rapid and remarkable, posing fundamental questions about our personal and collective motives and purposes. This book examines the achievements and potential of applied happiness scholarship in diverse cultures and domains. It argues that progressive policies require a substantial and explicit consideration of happiness. Part one introduces the development of happiness themes in scholarship, policy and moral discourse. Part two explores the interplay between happiness scholarship and a wide variety of domains of social experience, including relationship guidance, managing social aspirations, parenting, schooling, gender reform, work-life harmonizing, marketing and consumption and rethinking old age. This exciting new text will appeal to policy makers, social organizers and community development practitioners, especially those interested in well-being related policy innovation and social entrepreneurship. It will also be of interest to academics embedded in policy practice.
Categories: Political Science

Happiness in America

Happiness in America

drugs, 55–56, 89, 108, 110, 116, 123, 140 Einstein, Albert, 25–26, 58 Eisenhower, Dwight, 57, 58 feminism, 17 Founding Fathers, 2, 9–11, 57, 76, 156 friends, 29, 72, 77,93–95, 102–104, 118, 137 Gates, Bill, 107 genetics: advances in, ...

Author: Lawrence R. Samuel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538115770

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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Happiness in America: A Cultural History is a cultural history of happiness in the United States. The book charts the role of happiness in everyday life over the past century and concludes that Americans have never been a particularly happy people. Samuel suggests readers abandon their pursuit of happiness and instead seek out greater joy in life.
Categories: Psychology

On the Foundations of Happiness in Economics

On the Foundations of Happiness in Economics

... 219; on government intervention in education 11; happiness theory 9; principle of utility 10; research programme on happiness 9–13; social dimension of happiness 14; thought on moral feelings and behaviours 50 momentary happiness, ...

Author: Maurizio Pugno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317560838

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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Economic growth has extraordinarily increased the availability of market goods to satisfy people’s need for comfort, but at the same time it has also raised great challenges to their working and family life. Will people learn the skill necessary to cope with these challenges and draw full enjoyment from economic growth? On the Foundations of Happiness in Economics explores this question by examining the work of Tibor Scitovsky, author of The Joyless Economy. Given the recent rise of behavioural economics and happiness economics, this book aims to show how far ahead of his time Scitovsky was in his work on individual welfare (or wellbeing). It traces the evolution of Scitovsky’s original thought, arguing that he has been frequently misunderstood, before undertaking formal analysis in order to demonstrate how far his work anticipated or even went beyond the recent advances in economics. This volume also explores Scitovsky’s work in the context of Keynes’ work on wellbeing, offering a new perspective on welfare in the history of economic thought. Other issues discussed in this text regard creativity and social skills, hedonism and eudaimonia, parenting and education, addiction, work/leisure balance, policies for happiness, paternalism, and the quality of economic growth. This book addresses a variety of readers, such as those interested in the history of economics, as well as students and researchers concerned with the economic theory of well-being.
Categories: Business & Economics

To Live with Happiness

To Live with Happiness

... Ile Oluji/Oke Igbo Local Government Area Odigbo Local Government Area Okitipupa Local Government Area Ondo East Local Government Area 11. 12. 13. xvi. Ose Local Government Area xvii. Ondo To Die with Happiness 9 Bones of Contention.

Author: Mimiko, Olubansile Abbas

Publisher: Safari Books Ltd

ISBN: 9789785478532

Category: History

Page: 526

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Dr. Olusegun Mimiko competed in the gubernatorial elections on April 14, 2007, against the incumbent Olusegun Agagu. The Independent Electoral Commission INEC, departing from the norm, announced election results in Abuja, the federal capital, declaring the incumbent the winner. Mimiko contested this decision at the election tribunal and was adjudged winner at the tribunal and the Court of Appeal on February 23, 2009. The Appeal Court, liked the court of first instance, cited massive irregularities in the 2007 election, and ordered that Agagu be replaced by Mimiko as governor. Mimiko then became the first and only member of the Labour Party to win gubernatorial office in Nigeria. Governor Olusegun Mimiko contested and won re-election on October 20, 2012, for a second term, making him the first governor in Ondo State to win a second term election. Mimiko stood in that election as the Labour Party candidate for Nigeria’s Ondo State and polled the highest votes. The court drama that pitched Dr. Rahman Olusegun Mimiko against Dr. Olusegun Kokumo Agagu lasted for two years, 2007 to 2009. It consumed the energy of hundreds of lawyers and the attention of millions of Nigerians. On the one hand was the Mimiko team, considered the under-dog in the struggle, with only the rightness of their cause as their succour, and their belief that somehow, God was on their side. On the other hand was the Agagu team, the incumbent power supported by federal might and endless resources in money, material and confidence.
Categories: History

Happiness and the Limits of Satisfaction

Happiness and the Limits of Satisfaction

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Author: Deal Wyatt Hudson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847681408

Category: Philosophy

Page: 246

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In classical and medieval times, happiness was defined as 'well-being, ' a notion that included moral goodness. Today happiness is most often defined as 'well-feeling, ' and identified with subjective states such as satisfaction and peace of mind. Deal Hudson argues that the prevailing view is dangerous in politics as well as ethics, creating individuals with no other sense of obligation than finding personal satisfaction, regardless of the moral and spiritual cost to themselves and others. Hudson calls for a return to the classical tradition: no one should be called 'happy' who cannot also be called morally good. However, a contemporary version of happiness should also go beyond the classical notion by making room in the happy life for suffering and passion. Using the history of the idea of happiness as a backdrop to a critique of contemporary views, Hudson examines happiness from philosophical, religious, psychological, sociological, literary, and political points of view--for example, he shows how the tension between the two definitions of happiness is at the heart of the Declaration of Independence. The result is an excellent overview of the history of an idea as well as a compelling argument for moral and political change in our time.
Categories: Philosophy

Unleash your happiness

Unleash your happiness

CONTENTS PAGE Introduction 7 Chapter 1-The Concept of Happiness 9 19 Chapter 2- Misconceptions of happiness Chapter 3- It's a choice Chapter 4-Unleash your happiness 27 33 Chapter 5- Create your own happiness 39 Chapter 6-How do you ...

Author: Cosmas Mtsikwa

Publisher: Cosmas Mtsikwa


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 73

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Happiness is a mindset. Many think it is a feeling that only comes when good things happen, but as a point of dichotomy, I say it is a feeling birthed by a decision which is independent of how one feels or has been treated. If we treat happiness as a derivative of good things then we can spend half of our lives grumpy. If we are to be jovial every time, we should decide to be happy regardless of the feeling of anger, sorrow or disappointment. Decide to be happy today.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

An Inquiry After Happiness in Three Parts

An Inquiry After Happiness  in Three Parts

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Author: Richard Lucas



Category: Happiness

Page: 460

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Categories: Happiness

Happiness and the Christian Moral Life

Happiness and the Christian Moral Life

begins with , 16 ; of happiness , 9 , 42 ; of life , 73–74 ; of love , 215 Gilson , Etienne , 2-3 God : Augustine finding goodness in , 10-11 ; belonging to , 88 ; the Bible and , 231 ; charity gift of , 16 ; Christianity , love and ...

Author: Paul J. Wadell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742551792

Category: Religion

Page: 278

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"A Sheed & Ward book." Includes bibliographical references and index. Finding a path for life : the quest for goodness and happiness -- Not going it alone : friendship and community in the Christian moral life -- Facing shipwreck and bandits : virtues and the quest for happiness -- Every person's truth : made in the image of God, called to do the work of God -- Freedom : exploring a dangerous topic -- False steps on the path to happiness : losing our way and finding it back -- Finding a story worth handing on : narrative and the moral life -- Doing what the good requires : conscience and prudence in the moral life -- The gift that makes all gifts possible : learning the language of love -- Reimagining the world : why the happiness of one demands justice for all.
Categories: Religion

Education for Sustainable Happiness and Well Being

Education for Sustainable Happiness and Well Being

Hämäläinan, T. 12–13, 90 happiness 9–13, 14, 24; connecting with Nature 120; creativity enhanced by 18; Dalai Lama on 44; Danish Happiness Research Institute report 15; delightful places 124; happiness literacy 46, 48; Happy List 62; ...

Author: Catherine O'Brien

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317248545

Category: Education

Page: 250

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In this innovative and cogent presentation of her concept of sustainable happiness, Catherine O’Brien outlines how the leading recommendations for transforming education can be integrated within a vision of well-being for all. Solution-focused, the book demonstrates how aspects of this vision are already being realized, and the potential for accelerating education transitions that enable people and ecosystems to flourish. Each chapter assists educators to understand how to apply the lessons learned, both personally and professionally. The aim is to support educators to experience themselves as change-makers with growing confidence to implement new teaching strategies and inspire their students to become change-makers as well—engaged in deep learning that develops character, connections with life, and invigorating collaborations that revitalize the very purpose of education.
Categories: Education

Does Happiness Write Blank Pages On Stoicism and Artistic Creativity

Does Happiness Write Blank Pages  On Stoicism and Artistic Creativity

Hadot, 21, 55, 100, 101, 131, 136, 142, 147 happiness, ix, x, xviii, 1, 17, 32, 34, 38,54, 103, 105, 129 Hemingway, 18, 90, 131, 141, 149 Horvath, 46, 47 Houellebecq, 63,64 Hume, xi, xii, xiii, 119, 120, 148 ...

Author: Piotr Stankiewicz

Publisher: Vernon Press

ISBN: 9781622734467

Category: Philosophy

Page: 182

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Stoicism is coming back in a big way. Seen as a remedy for the craziness of the times we live in, it is experiencing a great surge in academic and cultural interest. Yet, can one live stoically and be a creative artist at the same time? Delving into its underlying tenets, obscure restrictions and limits of applicability, Stankiewicz critically explores Stoicism and its complex association with artistic creativity. Stoicism and artistic creativity are two great displays of the human spirit. Yet, there are multiple reasons to suspect that they are at odds with each other. Popular culture encapsulates this problem in the figure of the rational, yet emotionally remote Stoic, who achieves serenity through withdrawal, and the contrasting figure of the “cursed poet,” “tormented artist,” or simply a rock star, who lives in a whirl of creative energy, yet falls short of quietude. Is this contrast valid? Other disciplines, including psychology, have explored this problem. But it has never been done philosophically. Pioneering in its philosophical approach, this book discusses how artistic creativity and its problems of identity, expression and self-creation serve as a great testing ground for Stoicism, as well as its theoretical challenges and practical limits. Stankiewicz presents a detailed investigation into the stereotypes of Stoic life that seeks to explain the cause of Stoicism’s modern revival. This book is an essential read for anyone captivated by Stoicism’s complex allure.
Categories: Philosophy