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Slides for the Happiness Initiative Leadership Training: Giving a Happiness Talk

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  • 1.Give a Happiness Talk How To for your happiness initiative happycounts.org

2. Introductions 1. Who you are (name, organization, position, where you are from) 2. What you want to get out of the training 3. Why happiness? 3. Happiness and Well-being: A global movement, A local solution 4. The more we get together, together, together The more we get together, the happier well be cause your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends, The more we get together, the happier well be 5. My path to 6. What is Your Path to Happiness? 7. What makes you happy? guided exercise things activities people 8. Material Well-Being Meaningful Work Social Support Democratic Process Generosity Values Family 9. Three things you can do for your happiness: Gratitude Giving Compassion 10. Gross Domestic Product What GDP counts: + goods and services sold + oil spills, natural and manmade disasters + illness and death + divorce + accidents What GDP does not count: - time with friends & family - volunteering, participating in democratic process - gardening, educating yourself - walking for exercise the sum of all good and services produced in a year 11. Too much and too long, we seem to have surrendered community excellence and community values in the mere accumulation of material things. Our gross national product ... if we should judge America by that - counts air pollution and cigarette advertising, and ambulances to clear our highways of carnage. It counts special locks for our doors and the jails for those who break them. It counts the destruction of our redwoods and the loss of our natural wonder in chaotic sprawl. It counts napalm and the cost of a nuclear warhead, and armored cars for police who fight riots in our streets. It counts Whitman's rifle and Speck's knife, and the television programs which glorify violence in order to sell toys to our children. Yet the gross national product does not allow for the health of our children, the quality of their education, or the joy of their play. It does not include the beauty of our poetry or the strength of our marriages; the intelligence of our public debate or the integrity of our public officials. It measures neither our wit nor our courage; neither our wisdom nor our learning; neither our compassion nor our devotion to our country; it measures everything, in short, except that which makes life worthwhile. And it tells us everything about America except why we are proud that we are Americans. - Robert Kennedy 12. Easterlin Paradox 40 year study of nations across the globe Up to a salary of $75K for family of four, long and short term happiness increases a lot with more money After a salary of $75K, long term happiness increases are marginal or non- existent, short term increases in happiness do occur. 13. ...and what about the wealth of our nation? 14. 10xashighasthis nothing 15. The United States has the widest gap between rich and poor of any wealthy country. The Nation, Unjust Spoils, Robert Reich 16. A New Economic Paradigm Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product Jigme Singye Wangchuk King of Bhutan 1972 17. UN Resolution Towards a Holistic Approach to Sustainable Development 18. The spread of happiness United Kingdom France Canada Brazil Australia Chinaand here 19. Happiness Initiatives 20. Gross National Happiness - Material Wellbeing/Standard of Living - Work - Time Balance - Arts & Culture - Education - Environment - Governance - Health - Community - Social Support - Affect (feelings) - Satisfaction with Life - Psychological Wellbeing Domain icons by Joumana Medlej at majnouna.com 21. Your GNH Index Scores 22. Purpose of government & life Why measure happiness? Granularity and defining issues Capture the unobservable Perception of hurting or thriving A guide societies toward desirable futures in an experimenting society Inclusivity you are the data 23. Time Balance In a typical week, how much of your time are you able to spend doing the kinds of things that you enjoy? None of my time Not much of my time Some of my time Most of my time All of my time 24. The US is the only wealthy nation without Paid Sick Leave Paid Vacation and Holidays Paid Maternity or Paternity Leave 25. Sick Leave Ordinances City of San Francisco- Ch. 12W of SF Administrative Code in Paid Sick Leave Ordinance includes part time and temp workers City of Seattle ordinance 123698 municipal code for paid sick leave and paid safe time 26. Environment How satisfied with you are the efforts being made to preserve the natural environment in your neighborhood. Very dissatisfied Dissatisfied Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied Satisfied Very Satisfied 27. Wanted: Five to Seven Planets If everyone on Earth consumed at the same level of the U.S 28. Bhutans Constitution: Preservation of the Natural Environment 60% natural habitat 40% development Bhutans Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy of 2010 - encourages the development of an environmentally friendly, sustainable economy 29. Parking Days 30. Pop-Up Parks 31. Satisfaction with Life Please imagine a ladder with steps numbered from zero at the bottom to ten at the top. Suppose we say that the top of the ladder represents the best possible life for you and the bottom of the ladder represents the worst possible. If the top step is 10 and the bottom step is 0, on which step of the ladder do you feel you personally stand at the present time? 32. Overall Satisfaction with Life 33. Easterlin Paradox 40 year study of nations across the globe Up to a salary of $75K for family of four, long and short term happiness increases a lot with more money After a salary of $75K, long term happiness increases are marginal or non- existent, short term increases in happiness do occur. 34. Mindfulness training Mindfulness programs at Apple, McKinstry Co. Proctor & Gamble, General Mills, Aetna & Google (Search Inside Yourself) Seahawks Super bowl 2014 35. What you can do Take the GHN Index How Happy Are YOU? Find out Use the GNH Index for your project, city, community, campus or company happycounts.org Questions, comments, requests: info@happycounts.org 36. Exercise: What is Your Path to Happiness? 5 min reflection, share stories for no more than 5 min 37. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial- ShareAlike 4.0 International License. You may use, adapt and copy all material here as long as you: - Give attribution to The Happiness Initiative and those attributed in this work -Do not use for commercial purposes - Share your work To view a copy of this license, visit http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/.