Gross National Happiness

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Gross National Happiness, by Arthur C. Brooks

How happy are you and what makes you happy? How happy is our nation? Does it matter? Mr.Brooks answers the latter with a strong "yes", ..."happy citizens are better citizens. Better citizens are vital to making our nation healthy and strong." "...we have the right to pursue happiness. But we also have an ethical responsibility to exercise that right, and to guide our values, policies, and politics as a nation in a way that makes it possible for our fellow citizens and those around the world to pursue happiness as well." He analyses extensive data (in appendix) gathered by others' studies, and reaches sometimes unexpected conclusions about what makes us happy and why. He finally proposes 9 main lessons for 'a "happiness platform" for our nation.' A fascinating and enjoyable read.

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