Saturday, October 27, 2012

Happiness is not for sale

Seah Cheang Nee explain the difference between happiness and prosperity in this article. By leading a simple life, people can be happier and less stressed, such as in Bhutan.


4 comments:

Lye Khuen Way said...

Very telling in the article about a long time visitor complaining that no one smile or return a greeting anymore.

We do need a non resident to write and give his take.
Relying on CNA for that "Asian perspective " is day dreaming with no end in sight.

michael13 said...

A very wise and well-respected Professor Lim Chong Yah see the need for 'shock therapy' to arrest the big problem of widening wage gap that has aggravated our disunity and social-injustice situation.

He further explained convincingly:"Singapore's Gini coefficient - cited as an indicator of income inequality - has worsened steadily, from 0.422 in 1980 to 0.473 last year/2011, and within touching distance of the "dangerous" threshold of 0.5".

Hence, Prof Lim argued his case for freezing the salaries of the top earners(monthly salary of S$15,000 and above) for three years..........Salaries at the top, "already at times at stratospheric heights, should not move into a morally indefensible position of unconscionable but perfectly legal rewards", he added.

Prof Lim helps to enlighten us that leading a simple life, people can be happier and less stressed.

Kooli said...

Visit our neighbouring countries (third world) and observe poor farmers who are happier than poor SGrean (the first world):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flGGoCM7Vzk

Kooli said...

Students who are from very poor family - can not afford tution fee:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXl42W_RcpY&feature=relmfu

They are very happy and growing. Some of them will become farmer and grow rice for the world. Great ! Will the rich what eaten Thai rice appreciate them?

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