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meinhundon

"happiness index" is pseudo science. governments who can't deliver on economic growth and job creation and other human development indicators like education and health sell this "happiness index" chooran to make fool of gullible masses. its the akin to mumbai becoming an open sewer and running river every monsoon and instead of finding permanent solutions to it govt starts to chatao the "spirit of mumbai" chooran to people who have no choice to go to work everyday to put food on the table, they will swim through a mile of shit if they have to, its not something to celebrate. only you can make your self "happy" and there is no objective way to measure "happiness", its an emotion and state of mind and is fleeting, if you are "happy" all the time you are probably high on drugs


Secret_yogi007

goverment is our representative, it represents us. so how we are decides how our goverment will be. If we also keep on finding excuses, that goverment should this, it should do that & all this blaming goverment every time. Then goverment has also 100 excuses. You are right that only we can make oursleves happy, this is exactly what we need to do. But currently, a alcohol, dream car or dream house is making people happy for short time. This doesn't mean making ourself happy, this is like borrowing or extracting happiness.


meinhundon

Let's measure govt performance on things that are measurable and quantifiable , otherwise govts will keep making chutiya of you and me.


Secret_yogi007

If u do yoga u will understand how to be happy all the time without being on drugs.


SnooLobsters8294

External substances like food, cloth and shelter?


Secret_yogi007

context is about drugs


SnooLobsters8294

"you can be happy doing yoga without the drugs" would have made more sense.


Secret_yogi007

corrected


hskskgfk

You can do yoga by yourself and be happy then, why do you need the government to tell you to do yoga


meinhundon

I have been doing yoga and meditation for more than 5 years


Stingydoc

Rich and happy is anyday better than poor and happy 😶


Secret_yogi007

rich and happy should happen everyday than it's better.


Stingydoc

Then development scores. Happiness is relative. You have a car, you are happy. Your neighbours have bigger cars, you are less happy. Development is more objective.


Secret_yogi007

This is not happiness, this is sickness. Becoming happy or sad in seeing others are doing worse or better than u is sickness.


Stingydoc

You misunderstand me. I meant less happy as compared to your neighbours.


Plebman2511

Developed country is what India should be. People shouldnt be in extreme poverty, there shouldn't be slums, people should get access to good wages, education, no slavery, clean water, gas for cooking and such Good infrastructure overall


Secret_yogi007

Yes I agree. My point is developed nation without joyful beings is not a developed nation.


Plebman2511

Yeah i see your point Slightly related. Did you know developed countries like Iceland, Australia, Portugal, Canada and Sweden are the biggest consumers of antidepressants? 96.8-141 defined daily dosage per 1,000 inhabitants. All are developed countries My cousin has American Friends who came to visit her in India. She found out they have xanax before sleeping


Secret_yogi007

That's why on individual level we should work on ourselves. For that yoga is the best tool as it will enable u to take charge of your body and mind. Let's utilize the fruit of our bhartiya sanskriti.


JoeYabuki2020

Happiness is relative


NaRaGaMo

Happiness se pet nahi bharta, bank balance se bharta hain


Secret_yogi007

bank balance se kabhi pet nhi bharta, kyunki bank balance hamesha aur demand karta rehta hai.


Secret_yogi007

bank balance se pet bharogey toh hamesha bhookhey rahogey.


SeaEconomist9929

if everyone doesn't have their needs satisfied and voices heard, which I would consider as being developed that country can't become the happiest.


Secret_yogi007

But those whose needs are satisfied and voices heared even they are not happy.


SeaEconomist9929

a sharpened pencil is happiness, having your needs met is having a pencil from there you can have a sharpened one. There is no hope for happiness if you don't even have access to basic stuff or you can't have a sharpened pencil if you don't even have a pencil.


Secret_yogi007

yes these are unfortunately poor people who struggle with meeting basic needs.


SeaEconomist9929

wdym?


CritFin

There is a direct relation between prosperity and happiness


desi_george_costanza

It's possible to be rich and unhappy, for sure. But to be poor and happy in impossible I mean this at a macro-level


Plebman2511

I think if you're poor, you appreciate everything you literally have. You can be poor and happy if you are with someone and not alone. It's not impossible But poverty and happy? Doubt it


Sweaty_Syrup_7543

We cant be like bhutan, we are not blessed like them to have a neighbour like india. If we had less international boundary conflicts we would have far ahead of what we are today.


[deleted]

We need both. You can't be happy in an undeveloped nation and you cannot be developed enough if people aren't happy. BOTH.


Secret_yogi007

yes. Equal focus should be given to both the things.


Fancy_Resident_6374

Measuring happiness, hmmm.


[deleted]

Depends on how you define happiness. If the poorest have a roof over their heads, food in their bellies, are literate and educated, have access to public amenities. This would mean they're stable and happy, which is better than being a superpower.


RealityCheck18

Indians are mostly happy when they get free money, free things from govt, people expect great quality education and healthcare but free of cost, and hate it when have to pay taxes. Here's the formula for happiness - tax free and everything else free.


Secret_yogi007

Well, I guess u didn't read my last point. Plz read that.


anu2097

What if you achieved maximum happiness but fail to protect it ?


Secret_yogi007

Well happiness is not a commodity, u don't have to buy it. It's a simple emotion which is within you. Something that's already with u doesn't needs protection. It just needs to find expression for which yoga will be a great support.


anu2097

Try telling that to Afghans fleeing from Taliban. Happiness comes from within they should not fear.


Secret_yogi007

c'mon, that's different there life is under serious threat. It's a matter of live or die for them. Let's talk about u from morning till now, if u were not under any physical threat then for how much time u had joyful experience ?


anu2097

No that's not different. Hypothetically If you follow Taliban's rules and try to find joy in little things then you can remain happy. My point is simple if you can't protect your freedom to chose the path you want which I hope is not to come and hinder someone else's happiness unless they are psychopaths or pure evil you can't achieve happiness. Only developed nations can afford to do so.