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Gross National Happiness (GNH)

The concept of Gross National Happiness was already mentioned in the section on economic value, as an attempt to define an indicator that measures the quality of life in a more holistic way than its economic counterpart GDP. The term was coined by Bhutan’s former King Jigme Singye.

Gross National Happiness Index

“One of the most exciting ideas and not directly a theory is GNP actually practically implemented in one of the poorest, nevertheless spiritual and Buddhism country Bhutan. Their Gross National Happiness Index (GNH) is rooted deep into the traditional Dharma of Tibetan Buddhism, examining the mind through a deep understanding by practising (meditation, training the brain) than any other psychological study. Unfortunately, Western culture arrogance, extremely narrow sights, believes their way is the best and only way. Westerners create theories without practice is like lecturing a bird to fly. The profound ways meditation train the mind transforms negative tendencies. You can read hundreds of books, however, without any action taken useless. The deep connection between man and nature explained in many texts.

Humans are energy, materialised by the ego perception and desire, and while in reality, interconnected by streams of energy fields. Invisible yet visible, humans are a part of nature, not superior compared other lifeforms, despite the glorification of humans in most religions We are sharing the same DNA and a part of the universe, not separated but interconnected. We never need to feel alone. However, not dwelling with the background and long tradition of Buddhism philosophies, the GHP made for the modern world, nevertheless, since GHP neglect GDP and alternative money free societies not profitable for the capitalist. Criticising Bhutan for other issues than GHP.

The best example that proves it is possible to replace a monetary system in a better way is the country Bhutan, “Gross National Happiness” (GNH), not economic growth per se. It’s an official goal. His Majesty Jigme Singye Wangchuck is leading the development of a program called GNH (gross national happiness) based on nine domains within four basic principles: economic development, environmental preservation, cultural promotion, and good governance of Gross National Happiness (GNH). Buddha’s view and respect for all living beings, nature of mind, the prajna (wisdom) into the highest level of awareness that sees impermanence, selflessness, egolessness, and Shunyata (emptiness). The Dharma (Sanskrit meaning teaching or path, leading to enlightenment and finally permanent happiness) is the foundation behind GNH. The Dharma connects on a deeper level, the great wisdom and insight into the human mind are superior to any western psychology, philosophically, theoretically and does not practice (meditations).

Bhutan’s happiness index is already implemented, tested, proven that doing things in a new way gives positive results, despite the poorness from a materialistic viewpoint country joyfulness than most other nations, take fewer happy-pills nor need of going to a psychologist (discussed further). Bhutan is the only country taken this concept into the future as they already replaced Gross Nation Product with Gross National Happiness. The index contains 16 different parameters measuring the human well-being of the national population. What is essential is to find a way to live that puts less pressure on natural resources and at the same time maximises human well-being for the most significant number of people on Earth. In fact, GNP is without insulting the capitalist, a friendly and polite way, telling the whole story. Humans have in reality have no other solution, Earth surely will go on without us, as intelligent as we might seem we are in fact, committing suicide and simultaneously knowing it?” Quote post Do we have a story crisis? Part Fourteen The brave new world without monetary measurements

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Domains of Gross National Happiness (GNH)

One of the most exciting ideas and not directly a theory is GNP actually practically implemented in one of the poorest, nevertheless spiritual and Buddhism country Bhutan. Their Gross National Happiness Index (GNH) is rooted deep into the traditional Dharma of Tibetan Buddhism, examining the mind through a deep understanding by practising (meditation, training the brain) than any other psychological study. Unfortunately, Western culture arrogance, extremely narrow sights, believes their way is the best and only way. Westerners create theories without practice is like lecturing a bird to fly. The profound ways meditation train the mind transforms negative tendencies. You can read hundreds of books, however, without any action taken useless. The deep connection between man and nature explained in many texts. Bhutan’s happiness index is already implemented, tested, proven that doing things in a new way gives positive results, despite the poorness from a materialistic viewpoint country joyfulness than most other nations, take fewer happy-pills nor need of going to a psychologist (discussed further).

Bhutan is the only country taken this concept into the future as they already replaced Gross Nation Product with Gross National Happiness. The index contains 16 different parameters measuring the human well-being of the national population. What is essential is to find a way to live that puts less pressure on natural resources and at the same time maximises human well-being for the most significant number of people on Earth. In fact, GNP is without insulting the capitalist, a friendly and polite way, telling the whole story. Humans have in reality have no other solution, Earth surely will go on without us, as intelligent as we might seem we are in fact, committing suicide and simultaneously knowing it? Recommended posts: Do we have a story crisis? Fourteen posts on the human and ecological crisis. Part Fourteen The brave new world without monetary measurements of human well-being

Gross Nation Happiness Bhutan GNH environment policies enabled through four key areas these are:

  1. Sustainable and equitable socio-economic developments
  2. Conservation of environment
  3. Preservation and promotion of culture
  4. Promotion of good governance

Domains of Gross National Happiness (GNH)

Psychological well-being

  • Emotional balance
  • Spirituality
  • General psychological stress

Health

  • Health status
  • Health knowledge
  • Barrier to Health

Community vitality

  • Family vitality
  • Safety
  • Reciprocity trust
  • Social support
  • Socialization
  • Kindship density

Living standards

  • Income
  • Housing
  • Food security
  • hardship

Governance

  • Government performance
  • Freedom
  • Institutional trust

Environmental diversity

  • Ecological degradation
  • Ecological knowledge
  • afforestation

Culture

  • Dialect use
  • Traditional sport
  • Community festival
  • Artisan skill
  • Value transmission
  • Basic precept

Education

  • Education attainment
  • Dzongkha language
  • Folk & historical literacy

Time use

  • Sleeping hours
  • Walking hours

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