In his book Blue Zones of Happiness, Author Dan Buettner, NYT Best selling author analyses the reasons for some to be happy despite the difficulties! Like Alejandro Zúñiga, of Costa Rica, having had a tough money less life, with a $8 in pocket, he refuses to believe when his close friend, who invariably jokes with him, tells him ‘he won a Million Dollar Lottery!’ But it was True but what was more True is ‘he promptly dispends with all the money to Philanthrophy, his friends who helped him in poverty and he is back to Square 1.. A poor happy Costa Rican again!’
Buettner says, being a Happy Danish or a Singaporean is easy as all welfare measures are already taken care of, but being a happy Costa Rican or African or Indian, is an Attitude! Where, some develop an attitude to be happy, despite all adversities!
My experience in Nigeria, in Kenya and Tks to my daughter, Sharmi in Jbrg Now , in South Africa, has taught me many lessons from the natives.. “Despite adversities Be Happy!” Only people who have lived with them will know what I am talking about!
I have seen CEOs of Citi Bank in Nigeria borrowing on the 20th of the month, as they don’t have that habit of Saving! They enjoy the very moment whereas despite Millions of Savings, many Indians, I have come across, live a very very unhappy Life!
I have spent all my money in Travelling around the world and my daughters too strongly feel Travelling and meeting different people, learning different Culture is a Happy way of Life and it’s an Education by ltself!
Yesterday we attended a festival dedicated to the power and promise of WORDS in every incarnation: written, spoken and sung – informing, questioning, entertaining and enlightening – imagining and inspiring a better World!
This year’s title ‘Why the World…’ had invited artists and audiences to finish the question as they may… the challenge and the joy… why is it at all?
WORDS 2017 is the inaugural edition of an annual festival that brings multiple disciplines together to examine the World of WORDS and their profound universal influence:
From Kids Book Reading by Martin / Malaika and the Angel to a Kathakalli by Arjun and Odissi by Ms. Varun were not only educative but truly a Day of Happiness in the vast stretches of a beautiful Vineyard!
Worth its money as we met Dilips who specializes in Indian Studies at the University to a French couple on an assignment to Africa and how they fell in Love for this land and its people!
Happiness Index is a Frame of our Mind and it cannot be judged by Dan Buettner however great he may be!
Relax and be Happy, as our Scriptures say “Everyone of us is Basically Happy and no need for us to CREATE AN UNHAPPY SITUATION, WHEREVER WE MAY BE!”