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The Path to Gross Global Happiness: Self-Discovery and Collective Responsibility

Gross Global Happiness by Luis Gallardo

Understanding Happiness: A Definition Rooted in Self-Discovery 

Happiness, often sought yet frequently misunderstood, transcends mere emotion or fleeting states of mind. At its core, true happiness involves a deep acknowledgment of our authentic selves—a profound journey into self-consciousness, self-satisfaction, self-development, and ultimately, self-discovery. This journey reveals not only who we are but also our interconnectedness with others, laying the groundwork for a broader, more inclusive concept of happiness that expands from the individual to the collective.

The Individual Journey: Self-Discovery and Consciousness 

The pursuit of happiness begins with self-discovery. By engaging in introspection and acknowledging our true nature, we embark on a path of self-development that enhances our consciousness. This process involves exploring our deepest values, confronting our genuine emotions, and aligning our actions with our inner truths. As we become more attuned to our own needs and aspirations, we achieve a state of self-satisfaction that contributes to a sustainable sense of happiness.

Elevating to the Concept of “We” 

The transformation from self to community—shifting from “I” to “we”—is essential in promoting a global vision of happiness. This shift requires a partnership mindset, where individuals recognize their roles not just as solitary beings but as integral parts of a larger community. Through co-creation and co-responsibility, we can address collective challenges and foster an environment where shared values and mutual respect drive our actions.

Towards Gross Global Happiness 

The concept of Gross Global Happiness is an ambitious vision that envisions a world where collective well-being is prioritized alongside individual fulfillment. By fostering an ethos of partnership and shared responsibility, we can cultivate a society that values emotional and psychological well-being, ensuring that happiness is accessible to all. This involves policy-making that supports mental health, communities that encourage emotional support, and organizations that prioritize the well-being of their members.

As we continue to explore the depths of our own identities and extend our insights into our communal lives, we pave the way for a happier, more fulfilled world. The journey towards gross global happiness is not a solitary endeavor but a collective voyage that invites all of humanity to participate in a more compassionate, empathetic, and cooperative existence.

Deepening the Vision: Fundamental Peace and the Role of Happytalism

As we delve deeper into the concept of Gross Global Happiness, the notion of fundamental peace emerges as a critical cornerstone. Fundamental peace is not merely the absence of conflict but a profound sense of freedom, consciousness, and happiness that permeates individual lives and the broader social fabric. These key drivers—freedom, consciousness, and happiness—are interdependent, each enhancing the others in a dynamic interplay that shapes a more peaceful society.

Freedom as a Precursor to Happiness 

Freedom is essential for genuine happiness. It encompasses not just political or economic freedom but the freedom to pursue personal aspirations, express oneself, and engage in meaningful activities without fear or constraint. This kind of freedom supports an environment where individuals can explore their identities and potentials fully, leading to deeper self-realization and happiness.

Consciousness: Elevating Awareness 

Consciousness in this context refers to an elevated awareness of oneself and one’s impact on the world. It involves understanding the interconnectedness of our actions and their effects on others and the environment. This heightened awareness encourages a shift in behavior towards more sustainable and compassionate choices, promoting a collective welfare that underpins societal happiness.

Happytalism: A New Structural Paradigm 

Introducing Happytalism, an innovative framework that integrates the pursuit of happiness into the very structure of society. Happytalism isn’t just an economic model; it’s a cultural paradigm that reimagines how we define success and well-being. By emphasizing happiness as a fundamental human goal, Happytalism seeks to reprogram and reframe the biases in our minds—from a focus on material wealth to a more balanced perspective that values emotional and psychological well-being.

Happytalism proposes using happiness as a guide for policy-making and community development. It suggests that investments in mental health, education, environmental sustainability, and community building can all be reframed as investments in collective happiness. This approach shifts the focus from GDP and economic output to well-being and quality of life as the primary indicators of a nation’s success.

Reprogramming Minds for a Bias-Free World 

A critical aspect of Happytalism involves reprogramming the inherent biases of our minds. These biases often lead to discrimination, inequality, and conflict. By fostering an education system and a cultural ethos that prioritize empathy, inclusivity, and mindfulness, we can gradually dissolve these biases. This transformation not only fosters a more equitable society but also enhances the overall happiness and well-being of its members.

Supreme Happiness 

As we envision a world driven by the principles of fundamental peace, freedom, consciousness, and Happytalism, we are invited to reimagine what is possible. These elements, working in concert, have the potential to transform our societies into havens of happiness where every individual can thrive. The journey towards Gross Global Happiness is not just about changing policies but about evolving our very perceptions of what it means to live a fulfilled and meaningful life.

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UPEACE Centre for Executive Education University for Peace (UPEACE) – UN Mandated Florida International University Florida International University – College of Business Dr. Rekhi Singh REKHI FOUNDATION FOR HAPPINESS Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur Saamdu Chetri Dr. Sungu Armagan Dr. Edith Shiro Vibha Tara Ellen Campos Sousa, Ph.D. Jayati Sinha Valerie Freilich Mavis Tsai Mohit Mukherjee Rosalinda Ballesteros Raj Raghunathan Philip Kotler Nichol Bradford Daniel Almagor Raúl Varela Barros World Happiness Fest – bēCREATION Fundación Mundial de la Felicidad (España) Luis Gallardo Aneel Chima Manas Kumar Mandal Jennifer Price Paul Atkins Yogesh Kochhar Loretta Breuning, PhD Tia Kansara Ph.D. Hon FRIBA Deepak Ohri Nancy Richmond Rolando Gadala-Maria Carine Bouery Liliana Nuñez Ugalde LANU Silvia Parra R


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