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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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A Happier World Through Reality TV

The Happiness Show promotes many ways to create a happier world, but one  rises above the rest. The idea is to use America's red-hot reality television format to enable the public to witness, first hand, unhappy individuals from all walks of life becoming much happier through simple training. 

As millions of viewers watch a happiness-themed reality TV show present how easy it is to become happier through coaching or classes, a large demand for happiness training should emerge. Few professionals offer this training today, so we expect corporations and entrepreneurs to step in with new businesses to market happiness training.

Their advertising would help us all understand that happiness is what we most want, and fuel our demand for happiness training.  Millions of people who cannot afford to pay for this training would become happier by forming happiness clubs and support groups.  As a result of these happiness-themed reality shows sparking a new  industry, our world could become much happier within a few years.

To read a press release that explains this idea in detail, please click here. To view an episode titled "Happy House: A Reality Television Idea" that presents more details, please click here for broadband or here for dialup 

IMPORTANT VIEWING INSTRUCTIONS:  If a window pops up asking if you'd like to view the video in the "Internet Explorer" window, select "No."  If the video appears as a small box at bottom left of the screen, click "Media Options" (located above "Play" button) click "Settings," and uncheck "Play web media in the bar.  For best viewing, once video begins, place mouse arrow on image, right click, and select  "200%"  See instructions below if video does not play.


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