Increasing the world’s happiness quotient

If there is one thing all of us want more in life –  it is happiness. The end goal of humanity is happiness.  The main driving force behind our thirst for money, power or fame is that it will increase our general happiness in life.

Knowing this condition of humans what can we do pro-actively to increase the happiness quotient in the world?  This blog is not about increasing your own happiness. That would be too selfish. How can one increase the happiness of others? Here are some simple tips to increase the joy of your family, your friends and others you may know

–          Make sure you thank people for little things they do for you. Show genuine gratitude to those who make your life just a little better. It could be the friendly shopkeeper, the counter clerk or your kid’s school teacher. Thank them profusely for their service

–          We live in a connected world. Your school friend, your old colleague or one of your chance acquaintances is just a few mouse clicks away. Renew old friendships. Send them a mail. Enquire about their family. Show them you care.

–          Be lavish in your appreciation of your child, your co-worker and your colleague. Shower praises where it is genuine. Do not with hold praise

The more ambitious can try to extend their reach. There are many things that you can do to the under privileged.  Take up some social activity. Teach in a local school.

There are many things that we can do increase the quantum of happiness in this world of ours.



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