Happiness! Discuss Causes & Consequences in a Happiness Garden!


The term happiness is used in the context of mental or emotional states, including positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. It is also used in the context of life satisfaction, subjective well-being, eudaimonia, flourishing and well-being. Since the 1960s, happiness research has been conducted in a wide variety of scientific disciplines, including gerontology, social psychology and positive psychology, clinical and medical research and happiness economics. (Wikipedia) Join us online in social virtual reality for a lively discussion about happiness! What makes you happy? Why? Is being happy the end-all and be-all? What else is there? Are there different kinds of happiness? What about nature and happiness? Does being in nature make you happy? Why? Join us in the "Happiness Garden", surrounded by beautiful flowers, chirping birds, flowing water, and a laughing monk!

Unaffiliated with, but see:




The New Science Behind Mindfulness https://www.bbrconsulting.us/podcast/2019/richie-davidson

How to Hardwire Resilience into Your Brain https://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/howtohardwireresilienceintoyourbrain

The Resilience Paradox: How Suffering and Thriving Can Coexist https://wholebeinginstitute.com/resilience-paradox

The Happiness Equation https://www.chronicle.com/paid-content/university-of-warwick/the-happiness-equation

A computational and neural model of momentary subjective well-being https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/early/2014/07/31/1407535111.full.pdf

The Three Equations for a Happy Life, Even During a Pandemic https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/04/how-increase-happiness-according-research/609619/

7 Secret Ingredients of a Happy Life https://www.briantracy.com/blog/personal-success/happy-life-self-improvement-positive-thinking/

Industrial Engineering for Your Mental Health? https://www.iise.org/Details.aspx?id=13876

Mathematical model reveals unexpected findings on happiness https://www.theguardian.com/science/2014/aug/16/mathematical-model-surprise-happiness-study

Solve for Happy https://www.insider.com/mo-gawdat-google-x-business-officer-explains-happiness-equation-how-it-can-help-you-2017-11

An equation for happiness (re Julian Simon) https://medium.com/@h_liyan/an-equation-for-happiness-71f5b9a22836

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