Happiness Information, Resources, and Over One Hundred Free Online Shows
Produced by George Ortega
Hosted by: George Ortega, Lionel Ketchian, Aymee Coget, and Claudia B.


Producer's Choice

 21 Ways to Become Happier

12 Ways to a Happier World

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, Dr. Fordyce, and stay happy forever and ever!  Dr. Fordyce's site at the Internet Archive

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Who We Are
My most recent 216-episode TV Series - Exploring the Illusion of Free Will
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What is Happiness?

   Why is Happiness so Important?

World's Happiest Countries

Happiness Facts

Happiness Benefits

The APACHE Method (Positive Adjectives Technique and List)

The Ortega Happiness Method

Other Ways of Becoming Happier

Happiness Increase Experiments

Top Happiness Researchers and Promoters

Dr. M. Fordyce

George Ortega's Happiness Skills Theory (2 drafts)

Happiness Books, Papers and Articles

Start a Happiness Show

Happiness-Increase Research and the Artifacts Dilemma

Happiness Research Still Needed

Proposals for Further Refuting Hedonic Adaptation Predictions

The Hey Bill Gates, Start an International Happiness Corporation Campaign

Happiness Increase International

George's Happy World Songs

Humankind's Age of Happiness

Happiness Quotes

100 Happiness Self-Statements

Outlines to Early The Happiness Show Episodes

Watch us from home TV

Site Map

Key Happiness Facts

World's Happiest Countries (2004):
1. Nigeria
 2. Mexico
 3. Venezuela
 4. El Salvador
 5. Puerto Rico
 (U.S. ranks 16th)

Countries with Highest Levels of Subjective Well-Being (2004):
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)





The world's first, and only, television program entirely about happiness."

Free World Wide Television Distribution 

Help everyone become happier by helping us share The Happiness Show with television stations all over the world.

Created and produced by George Ortega, THE HAPPINESS SHOW premiered May 1st. 2003, on White Plains, New York Cable Channel 76, and has also been cablecast in California and Connecticut.

All episodes offered in MPEG format are available for free personal, public access, and commercial TV presentation and distribution anywhere in the world.  Just download them, convert them to whatever format you like, and broadcast or present them to anyone, anywhere. 

That's all there is too it!


Here’s how to do it. 

Watch a few episodes, and pick out one you really like.  Download the MPEG file, (about 280 Mbs) and burn it onto a CD.  If you can make a DVD from it, even better.  Then load up your car with friends, and drive down to your local cable TV studio.  Tell them that you want to “sponsor” The Happiness Show, and that you want them to broadcast a different episode each week.  Make sure you tell them that they don’t have to pay even a penny to broadcast the episodes as much as they want. (You don’t have to pay anything either).

For instructions on downloading MPEG versions
, click here 

If the studio is high-tech, its staff can download the episodes as they need them, and convert the files to the studio’s broadcast format.  If they’re a low-tech outfit, become the local Happiness Hero and do this for them yourself.  All you have to do is download the files, convert them to whatever the studio needs (VHS, DVD, mini-dv), and get them to the station.

If you need a signed release from The Happiness Show, please email us the form.  Alternately, we provide this general Release Agreement.

 To view our shows in steaming video, please select an episode set;
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The Happiness Show is an ideal half-hour weekly program for high school and college TV stations, and community TV stations.  It's also a great way for people everywhere in the world to help learn the English language as they learn to become happier!

Although we would enjoy hearing from you, there is no need for you to contact us if you'd like to present or distribute the episodes. 

The Happiness Revolution is Here!

George Ortega, Producer





Release Agreement

The Happiness Show provides the following program license and clearance authorization to any individual, group or television station:

1. The Happiness Show, offers, at no charge, all episodes of our program that are available for download in MPEG format through the show website to any individual, group, or television station in the world.

2. The episodes are available for, but not necessarily limited to, internal use and performance on any Internet video venue, cable TV network or direct TV satellite system.

3. The Happiness Show hereby grants to any individual, group or television station a perpetual, royalty free, non-exclusive license to perform publicly episodes of The Happiness Show by television and any other broadcasting medium subject to the terms of this Agreement.

4. Anyone may change, alter, transpose and/or edit the episodes at discretion.

5. The Happiness show represents and warrants that all materials, including but not limited to art work, photographs, and music in the episodes are its own, or are materials for which The Happiness Show has obtained any necessary permissions.

6.  The Happiness Show represents that it has the right to give any individual, group, or television station the rights to use, or licenses for any individual, group or television station’s use, or that it can and will obtain such licenses for such use.

7. If The Happiness Show is using materials to which it does not own the copyright, some uses of the episodes, such as broadcast or streaming uses, may require permission from the copyright holder, and The Happiness Show represents and warrants that it has obtained written permissions from the copyright holder.

8. The Happiness Show represents and warrants that its episodes will not infringe any copyrights or other rights of others and that materials used are not subject to any prior agreements that would limit the scope of permission that it is granting here.

9. The Happiness Show further represents and warrants that it has obtained all necessary releases for all persons appearing in the production.

10. The Happiness Show hereby agrees to indemnify and shall hold harmless any individual, group or television station presenting our episodes against all claims, demands, causes of action, actions, judgments, or other liability including attorneys' fees (other than liability solely the fault of the Indemnified Party) arising out of, resulting from or in connection with:

(A) the violation of any third party's trademarks, copyright, patent rights, or other intellectual property rights

(B) its breach of any of its obligations, representation or warranties in this Release; and

(3) any other claim that any person firm or corporation now or hereafter may have or claim to have (whether known or unknown, seen or unforeseen, directly or indirectly, or within or without the control of those persons and entities), for or on account of any losses, damages, or contract claims resulting from, or arising out of, during, or in connection with any individual, group or television station’s use of the episodes.

11. The Happiness Show further acknowledges and agrees that it will not be compensated for any uses made of the episodes.

12. Except for the permissions it is granting here, The Happiness Show retains all rights it may otherwise hold in copyrighted materials included in the episodes.

13. This agreement is to be as broad as permissible under the law. Each provision herein is severable, so that should any provision or portion of such provision be held invalid, the remainder of this Release Agreement shall not affect the enforceability of any other portion.

14. The validity, interpretation, and effect of this Release Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the state or country where the episodes are presented.