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Happiness as a source of public policy

Last September’s international Pangkor Dialogue witnessed then urban wellbeing, housing and local government minister Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan calling for a fresh economic “narrative” that is not too dependent on gross domestic product (GDP)-based or conventional aggregate-based evaluation. He cited two exemplary models based on “happiness research”, namely Bhutan’s GNH (Gross National Happiness), and the OECD’s (Organisation for Economic and Cooperation and Development) “wellbeing index”.........................Download the full article in pdf attachment (below)

 

 

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Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive (Dalai Lama).

Humour Without Malice

Mullah Nasruddin had lost his ring, so he set out to search for it under the street light. Others came to help him search. Finally when asked if he was certain he had dropped it in this spot, he said, "No, I lost it there," and pointed to his house. The others asked incredulously: "Then why are you looking for it here?" The Mullah said, while trying to look clever: "Because it is dark where I lost it, and it is light out here!"

Hikmah

God is Gentle and loves gentleness; He rewards gentleness with that which He does not reward harshness. (hadith)

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