Most philosophers, religious gurus, and psychologists believe that man is created and endowed with the capacity to seek and fulfill his inborn need and desire for happiness. According to Confucius, happiness is a self-fulfilling prophecy… "the more man meditates upon good thoughts, the better will be his world, and the world at large." This is similar to Stoic philosopher Seneca, and German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, believing that “the locus of control” is psychologically internal, not external. In addition, mindfulness to savour, and be grateful especially for simple things in the moment, bring the greatest happiness (Lao Tzu and Danish philosopher, Soren Kierkegaard)… to living a purposeful and meaningful life.
After living and experiencing what happiness is/is not for over 70 years, after learning and practicing the latest sciences on happiness, the author provides in this book a quick guide on the following….
- What is Science and Art: how philosophers and religious thinkers define happiness
- Understanding well-being and happiness, and ways to improve
- Mindfulness, positivity and optimism for happiness
- Importance or gratitude and kindness
- Savouring and awe for happiness
- New science of forgiveness and apology
- Grit and resilience
Besides the numerous evidence-based tips on how to be happy, this book also has a chapter on “What is Next?” with popular resources for follow-up activities.
Dr. Ko is an author, coach and international consultant for over four decades on human behavior at the personal, team and organizational levels. While grounded in the science of economics, statistics and management, he is internationally noted for his psychologically expertise in and contribution to the behavioural aspects of learning and development worldwide.