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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

One who has faith in God and the Last Day, let him say something good or else remain silent. (hadith)

Quotable Quotes

There are two things that human beings generally find difficult to do. That is forgiving and forgetting. These two elements help the individual who forgives and forgets rather than the receiver. A profound feeling of peace and happiness will descend on the giver. To learn to forget is as important and necessary as to learn to remember. - Mother A. Mangalam

Humour Without Malice

A peasant from the countryside was in the city visiting a relative, who served him tea made with precious Songluo spring water. The peasant enjoyed the tea so much that he said "Excellent!" over and over, and thus his relative thought he could truly appreciate fine things. He asked his country cousin: "Are you referring to the tea or to the water?" The peasant said: "It's the hotness of the tea which I like the most."

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