We 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.
How far does money reach up the hierarchy of needs? According to this article there are signs that show it might reach up to the actualization level. Ed Diener and Martin Seligman state "For example, although economic output has risen steeply over the past decades, there has been no rise in life satisfaction during this period, and there has been a substantial increase in depression and distrust", American Psychological Society (2004). It seems that money can definitively help to fulfill the basic needs stipulated by Maslow. However, money is "relative happiness" it comes and it goes and doesn't fulfill our basic needs for a meaningful life. As Victor Frankl so rightly stated: “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” ... See MoreSee Less
True happiness comes with intrinsic motivation and not by doing something "good" and expecting a reaction. Most studies focusing on motivational science have shown that true happiness will come with intrinsic motivation rather than extrinsic motivation. In one of his verses Lao Tzu speaks about Love and one of the characteristics is "giving without demanding"! so giving without expecting anything in return is the true way to personal growth and happiness. ... See MoreSee Less