Be Happy

The number of times I heard the word “Happiness or Happy” to wish our friends the Chinese Newyear moved me today. The same thing happens on most feasts isn’t it? Happy Newyear; Happy Divali; Happy Easter; Happy Sankranti or Merry Xmas

I had earlier written a blog on Happiness and had brought to contribution one of my favourite mystics:

Happiness is our natural state. Happiness is the natural state of little children, to whom the kingdom belongs until they have been polluted and contaminated by the stupidity of society and culture. To acquire happiness you don’t have to do anything, because happiness cannot be acquired.

You don’t have to add anything in order to be happy; you’ve got to drop something. Life is easy, life is delightful. It’s only hard on your illusions, your ambitions, your greed, and your cravings.

Today on reading Guy Kawasaki’s blog, I was again awakened to the question of “Happiness.” He quoted:

Andrian White, a University of Leicester Psychologist who wrote on Self Well Being ( SWB) Factor of nations wherein Mauritius would rank 73th on the World Map of Happiness. I would only wish that we climb the ladder of the ranking!

Whilst the interest in SWB within positive psychology is to be welcomed it is interesting to note that the commercial development of the subject is in the very countries where SWB is highest. This leaves positive psychology open to the accusation of selling self-help to the worried well. The current lack of positive psychological studies in countries where levels of SWB are low does nothing to assuage this concern. It is worth asking where are the positive psychological studies exploring the effects on SWB of providing healthcare and education to communities that have never before has access to such resources? An approach that explored these questions really could be called positive psychology.


I wonder: how is it possible that the inhabitants of Paradise Island have such a low SWB ranking? It is worth noting that Denmark is at the top of the heap whilst our neighbour Paradise Island Seychelles is ranked 20th. Why?

My meager contribution to the positive psychology to increase in our country is to offer to you and your friend the location of a free e-book of 90 pages: How to Be Happy and Have Fun changing the world.

Be Happy!


#1 paulman on 02.18.07 at 2:45 pm

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Please,let me have access to the right person who can deal with this matter.

#2 Sherri Fisher on 02.19.07 at 5:43 am

Please see a wonderful blog written by University of Pennsylvania’s MAPP (Master of Applied Positive Psychology) graduates (of which I am one)that addresses many other aspects of the field besides SWB. Happiness, according to Jordan Silberman in his post, makes up about 1/9th of the field’s study. Go to to see how students of the field are applying research in their everyday life and work. It’s lots more than happiness 🙂

#3 joseph on 02.19.07 at 9:28 am

Many Thanks Sherri for the comments and the link…
We are all in for our Quest to Happiness

#4 joseph on 02.20.07 at 8:10 am

another response by mail
Hi Joseph

Just a quick reminder:

Happiness Tip – All is well; there is nothing to fear

All is well; there is nothing to fear.

I know this may come as a shock to you, but everything’s OK. Having said that, it’s still a good idea to wear a seatbelt. But it’s worth reminding yourself that you’ve managed to come through everything that’s ever happened in your life.

You’re the spearhead of evolution. Some people worry about death, but it’s perfectly safe; organisms of one sort or another have been doing it for billions of years 🙂

Fears, worries and anxieties only come when a person imagines unpleasant things in the past or the future. When you allow yourself to get into the present, then suddenly you realise that all is well; there is nothing to fear.

Have a fantastic day, Joseph

Best wishes


You can learn more about Unconditional Happiness, the secrets of attracting whatever you wish and living the life you desire from “The Art of Being”, a programme where we go deeply into the principles outlined in these tips. Learn more here:
“Talk about Life changing stuff, it is, Big Time!!!” – Andrew Hoyle.

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