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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)

 

 

Hikmah

Contentment is a wealth which will not deplete. - Hadith

Quotable Quotes

I looked at my friends, and did not find a better friend than safeguarding the tongue. I thought about all the dresses, but did not find a better dress than piety. I thought about all the types of wealth, but did not find better wealth than contentment in little. I thought about all types of good deeds, but did not find a better deed than offering good advice. I looked at all types of sustenance, but did not find a better sustenance than patience. (Umar bin al-Khattab)

Humour Without Malice

A man who was an adherent of the Magian religion died and left behind a huge debt. Some of his creditors said to his son, "Sell the house and pay off your father's debt." The son said, "If I sell the house and pay off his debt, will he enter paradise?" They said, "No". He said, "Then leave him wherever he is and leave me in the house."

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