While everyone wants to be happy, we often fail to realize that it is a skill to be happy. It is easy to be miserable. Finding the wherewithal to have an underlying sense of well-being and contentment even in turbulent times is difficult.
Building off the wealth of recent research done in the emerging field of Positive Psychology, this course seeks to enable students to increasingly make decisions that lead to an enduring sense of well-being and contentment.
The course covers what it really means to be happy, is it worthy of pursuit and study, what role do various factors (genetics, circumstances and voluntary choices) play in our happiness, how does the mind create mood and pleasure, the power of fear versus love, dealing with setbacks, choices that often don’t lead to happiness and a set of skills that lead to serenity about the past, confidence in the future and joy and exuberance in the present … in other words choices that lead to happiness.