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Happy Barbados! – I fell in love about ten times watching this video

posted by Cliverton

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BFP’s Cliverton: I quit my job…

Did too so!

Some time ago I walked into the big boss, smiled and handed in my resignation. I have nothing but honey, honey all the time, to say about the place I was working, my “job”.

It was time to go, so I went. I wasn’t going ‘to’ anything, just going ‘from’ something that wasn’t me.

I hadn’t seen this video but a friend sent it to me after I quit. This video could have been made for me. Let’s see if I’m still as happy a year from now…

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Are you happier than you were 10 or 20 years ago? No? Then read this…

The Economics of Happiness

Our thanks to Green Monkey for suggesting the following article. It’s a good read and well worth your time.

“Our global economy is effective at many things—moving huge quantities of goods across great distances, for example, or turning mortgages into profits. What it’s not so good at is determining whether these activities are worthwhile when it comes to improving the lives of the people who live and work within the economy (not to mention preserving the natural systems on which the whole shebang depends). In many cases, economic policies that increase trade or production actually decrease well-being for millions, even billions, of people.

That’s the reality that’s leading more people (and, increasingly, governments, from Bhutan and Bolivia to Britain and France) to ask a very simple question: What’s the economy for, anyway? Do the rules and policies we create to govern the flow of money and goods exist to create ever more money and goods, or to improve our lives?

And if we decide we’d like to prioritize the latter, how do we rewrite the rules to do that?”

…Read the entire article at Yes! Magazine: Localization is the Economics of Happiness

Photo by Camille Sheppard Dohrn

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