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This site is dedicated to the memory of Dr. Michael W. Fordyce, 12/14/44 - 01/24/11, whose pioneering work created the happiness movement we enjoy today.  Heaven and Earth are happier places because of you.  Thanks, and stay happy forever and ever.

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HAPPINESS BY KNOWING FREE WILL IS AN ILLUSION!

I explained how overcoming belief in free will can boost happiness on episode 7 Happiness and the Determinism vs. Free Will Question, 4-20-03, and 92 A Conversation about Happiness, Free Will and Determinism, 2-28-05

John Searle, the13th ranked post-1900 philosopher, says that our world overcoming the free will illusion "would be a bigger revolution in our thinking than Einstein, or Copernicus, or Newton, or Galileo, or Darwin -- it would alter our whole conception of our relation with the universe." 
 


Find out why at
my new show,
 Exploring the Illusion of Free Will

 

 

 

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Key Happiness Facts
 

World's Happiest Countries:
 
1. Nigeria
 2. Mexico
 3. Venezuela
 4. El Salvador
 5. Puerto Rico
 (U.S. ranks 16th)

Countries with Highest Levels of Subjective Well-Being:
 
1. Puerto Rico
 2. Mexico
 3. Denmark
 4. Columbia
 5. Ireland

Click here for the complete ranking and more information

Americans consider happiness more important to them than money, moral goodness, and even going to Heaven.

Americans are, on average, only 69 percent happy.

The world population is, on average, less than 65 percent happy.

37 percent of the people on Forbes list of Wealthiest Americans are less happy than the average American.

At any given time, one forth of Americans are mildly depressed

14 percent of the nations on Earth are less than 50 percent happy.

Happiness Increase Experiments published in peer review journal have empirically demonstrated that individuals can be trained to be 25 percent happier through various training programs in from two to ten weeks.

All demographic variables combined, including age, sex, income, race, and education, are responsible for only 15 percent of the difference in happiness levels between individuals.

American Children feel happy 52 percent of the time, neutral 29 percent of the time, and unhappy 19 percent of the time.

Americans' personal income has increased more than 2 1/2 times over the last 50 years, but their happiness level has remained the same.

Americans earning more that $10 million annually are only slightly happier than average Americans.

(Click here for Citations and a Brief Paper on How our World Can Become Much Happier)



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Happiness Research/Promotion Sites

 

 

Michael Fordyce
http://www.gethappy.net

The Happiness Show
http://www.thehappinessshow.com/

World database of happiness
http://www2.eur.nl/fsw/research/happiness/index.htm

The Happiness Club
http://www.happinessclub.com

 Ed Diener
http://s.psych.uiuc.edu/~ediener/

Journal of Happiness Studies
http://www.kluweronline.com/issn/1389-4978/current

David Myers
 http://www.davidmyers.org/happiness/

The Formula for Happiness
http://www.theformulaforhappiness.com/index.shtml

Sonja Lyubomirsky
http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~sonja/

The Rational Basis of Happiness Radio Show
 http://www.drkenner.com/

Coaching to Happiness .Com 
http://www.coachingtohappiness.com/

Total Life Planning Institute
Happiness Coaching
http://www.tlpinstitute.com/happiness.htm

The Happiness Project
http://www.happiness.co.uk/Default2.asp 

The Option Institute
 http://www.option.org/programs/p_how.shtml

David Pearce's The Hedonistic Imperative http://www.hedweb.com/welcome.htm

H-Factor...Where is Your Heart (Documentary)
http://www.whatisyourhappiness.com

Happiness Is  (happiness quotes)
 http://www.happiness-is-online.com/index.html

Happying.com 
http://www.happying.com/linksresources.htm

Driveyourselfhappy.com 
http://www.driveyourselfhappy.com

HappyPlace.net
http://www.happyplace.net/

The Happy Guy
http://www.thehappyguy.com/

Happiness Group (Google Groups)
http://groups.google.com/group/happinessgroup?lnk=li

Secret Society of Happy People

http://sohp.com/

Authentic Happiness Coaching
http://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/

In Pursuit of Happiness (Documentary)
http://www.inpursuitofhappiness.us

One Happy Movie (Documentary)
http://www.onehappymovie.com

Smiley Central -10,000 Free Smileys
http://www.smileycentral.com/?partner=ZNxdm776

 

 

 

 

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