This New York Times (07/01/07) article was reprinted in GOOD WEEKEND August 11, 2007:

The Geelong Grammar School, a prestigious boarding and day school in Australia, is planning to shape its curriculum around the precepts of positive psychology in 2008, and the government of Scotland has also been in touch with Seligman to see whether the discipline might help its citizens. “Our old nation has been renewed through our new Parliament, and if we can embrace this new science of positive psychology, we have the opportunity to create a new Enlightenment,” one government official announced.

See: Positive Thinking Makes You Happier

9 thoughts on “Happiness 101

  1. Happyness is a state of mind and so is sadness. Positive & negatives shold be experienced in the same manner to enjoy the ‘life’ in full. the best taste of life is ‘sweet & sour’

  2. hi ,

    “To think that there is only happiness is a lop-sided perception – we live in a world of duality – you can only understand happiness if you have experienced sadness. This is the world of metaphysics ”

    happiness is just the feeling of being satisfies by the surrounding around us .

  3. Well done Geelong!!! The biggest laugh about Scotland is that it’s inhabitants insist on emigrating to England to tell us what to do. With the SNP in power there’s no wonder!

  4. How very fortunate you are as a nation to have a government that acknowledges the importance of positive thinking. You will move leaps and bounds past the rest of the world with this thinking in place.

  5. We can always choose to be happy. To see our glass ashalf-full rather than half-empty. to seee the positives in everything, but it can be difficult sometimes

  6. Cheer up Scotland ? Are you having a laugh ! This is a place where people enjoy being miserable !
    Seriously though you’d probably be best to follow the Australian example and start with schools.
    Another way in is through humour – we may be miserable but the sense of humour is unrivalled.

  7. We can chose to be more positive, happier than currently. Why not decide to be happy x10 more often that chosing to be sad? Others will notice and become happier too.

  8. To think that there is only happiness is a lop-sided perception – we live in a world of duality – you can only understand happiness if you have experienced sadness. This is the world of metaphysics

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