UW Bothell Happiness Talk Happiness Intiative2014ppt

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Published on March 11, 2014

Author: TheHappinessInitiative

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A talk to the University of Washington Bothell Campus on happiness, gross national happiness, sustainability and a new economic paradigm

Happiness and Well-being:Happiness and Well-being: A global movement, A local solutionA global movement, A local solution happycounts.org happycounts.org

The more we get together, together, togetherThe more we get together, together, together The more we get together, the happier we’ll beThe more we get together, the happier we’ll be ‘cause your friends are my friends and my‘cause your friends are my friends and my friends are your friends,friends are your friends, The more we get together, the happier we’ll beThe more we get together, the happier we’ll be

My path to…My path to… cottage cottage industry industry mommom mba mba lawyer lawyer director of director of sustainability sustainability sustainable sustainable seattle seattle happiness happiness initiative initiative UNUN

What makes you happy?What makes you happy? guided exerciseguided exercise thingsthings activitiesactivities peoplepeople

Material Well-BeingMaterial Well-Being Meaningful WorkMeaningful Work Social SupportSocial Support Democratic ProcessDemocratic Process GenerosityGenerosity ValuesValues FamilyFamily

Three things you can do forThree things you can do for your happiness:your happiness: GratitudeGratitude GivingGiving CompassionCompassion

Gross Domestic ProductGross 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

Does GDP make us happy? GDP in the US has more than tripled since 1950s. Adjusted per capita GDP since 1960 has doubled since 2010 Happiness hasremained stagnant and even fallen

...and what about the wealth of...and what about the wealth of our nation?our nation?

nothingnothing

The United States has the widest gap between rich and poor of any wealthy country. The Nation, Unjust Spoils, Robert Reich

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.

Wanted: Five to Seven Planets If everyone on Earth consumed at the same level of the U.S

A New Economic Paradigm Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross National Product Jigme Singye Wangchuk King of Bhutan 1972

Bhutan’s GNH report 2010What can Subjective and Objective Indicators tell us? In the state of Gasa, people perceive themselves to have a similar standard of living to those in Thimphu while the per capita income is lower.

What can Subjective and Objective Indicators tell us? Few have perceive themselves to have a good understanding of climate change, and the majority of waste disposal is through burning

UN Resolution Towards a Holistic Approach to Sustainable Development

The spread of happiness United KingdomUnited Kingdom FranceFrance CanadaCanada BrazilBrazil AustraliaAustralia China…andChina…and herehere

Happiness Initiatives

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

Your GNH Index Scores

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

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

The US is the only wealthy nation without Paid Sick Leave Paid Vacation and Holidays Paid Maternity or Paternity Leave

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

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

Bhutan’s Constitution: Preservation of the Natural Environment 60% natural habitat 40% development Bhutan’s Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy of 2010 - encourages the development of an environmentally friendly, sustainable economy

Parking Days

Pop-Up Parks

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?

Overall Satisfaction with Life

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.

Mindfulness training Mindfulness programs at Apple, McKinstry Co. Proctor & Gamble, General Mills, Aetna & Google (“Search Inside Yourself”) Seahawks Super bowl 2014

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

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