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Pursuit of Happiness | Bringing the Science of Happiness to Life

Happiness consists

in tranquility of mind

~ Cicero

Happiness is the meaning
and purpose of life.

~ Aristotle

The whole aim and end
of human existence.

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Butterfly Catcher 096We are a group of educators and web professionals dedicated to the advancement of scientific knowledge about happiness and depression prevention. We provide science-based information on life skills and habits needed to enhance well-being, build resilience against depression and anxiety, and pursue a meaningful life. We manage a multimedia educational platform, as well as various hybrid, online, and onsite educational programs, focused on happiness and psychological well-being.

 

What we do

• Provide science-based information on the life skills and habits needed to enhance well-being, build resilience against depression, and pursue a meaningful life.

• Draw attention to the remarkable links between ancient wisdom and the new science of happiness.

• Promote the pursuit of happiness through educational programs designed around our knowledge base.

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Altruism - giving without expecting something can make you healthier

In an article in Psychology Today, Atalanta Beaumont mentions how altruism is benefiting health with an easy example:
"Today as I queued to pay for my supermarket shopping, the women in front of me asked if she could use a certain voucher and was told no.
"Can you use this?" she asked me. "It runs out in a day and it's £5 off your shopping."
"Yes, thanks, I could."
"Go ahead, then," she said, handing me the money-off voucher.
"Thank you so much," I said, but she had gone. She had done me a completely altruistic good turn with no expectations for herself, and all day I felt good will toward my fellow human beings because of this selfless act. It reminded me of the concept of pay it forward, which I love."
Even though this is a perfect example of altruism, many people still believe that a "materialistic" gift needs to be involved. Confucius would have most likely describes altruism as "REN" 仁, probably best described as humanity or benevolent love for the other. I remember, as a young Boy Scout, to be told "every day o good deed" and that's what we have lost in our society. Altruism can be lived without money, without materialistic belongings, try to help an old lady over the street, don't expect something, but show gratitude if she gives you one of this wonderful, full hearted and warm looks or smile. Try it it will make a difference to you day.
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