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105. A measure of happiness based on the triad Must, Can, Want.

Here is a way to measure your natural flow of activities in life, as being unobstructed according to our desires (close to happiness) or full of frustration and unhappiness. Let us mark ourselves for 3 weeks every nights, of daily activities of that day, what mark they get from 1 to 10, on the three independent factors MUST, CAN, WANT. Then  we calculate  the average and the standard deviation  of each marked factor of the sample. If the result is a triad with a high score on the  WANT and satisfactory score on the can, e.g. (MUST=6.5, CAN=5, WANT=8.5) , then your days are close to happiness. But if they are with low score on the WANT, high score in the MUST etc (e.g. MUST=10 CAN=3 WANT=2 ) then your days are close to unhappiness.  Of course  peace of mind   and  happiness  comes also when we feel that we  accomplish gradually our true goals . And there are minor and major goals in life. We might say that our existence has no other goal than to exist. Or that we may ha

104. A measure of happiness based on the quartet , Be, Think, Do Have.

Here we introduce a measure of happiness, much like the measures of happiness according to the annual measurement of Gross National Happiness (GNH) in the country of Bhutan. The main idea is to assess if the factors of being, thinking, doing and having are the true desired as it comes from within us or from our soul consiouness , or are imposed from outside centers of power.  In addition of course this is based  on that the desired is the correct inner desire and not a false external desire. Finally if Being , thinking , doing and  having corresponds to the true inner desire, then this is measured as Happiness. See also the post 4.  Let us mark ourselves every for the last 5 years , one mark for each year, and then take the average as follows: Happiness from Having=H(have)=(I_have_what_I_want+I_want_what_I_have)/20 Where  I_have_what_I_want and  I_want_what_I_have are marked from 1 to 10. Happiness from Doing=H(Do)=(I_do_what_I_want+I_want_what_I_do)/20 Wher

103. Transcending , the success of money, the success of fame, the success of social power over people or the success of genetic racial superiority

First an interesting and wise video about success  failure, snob-ism and meritocracy by Alain de  Botton  http://www.ted.com/talks/ alain_de_botton_a_kinder_gentle r_philosophy_of_success.html And here is another video by Rajneesh (Osho) ( see e.g.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bhagwan_Shree_Rajneesh    and   http://www.osho.com/   or   http://www.oshoworld.com/    or   http://www.oshorajneesh.com/go.htm ) about the search for power http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZ6eTcL4iGg  Spirituality is against all poverty: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ckVyzSUu2U Rajneesh-Osho  was very much influenced and has in great parts identical teachings with J. Krishnamurti ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiddu_Krishnamurti ).  Happiness  for the people in the community (Ashram) of Rajneesh-Osho was coming through  1) Escape from the mundane survival mode 2) Eradication of hierarchical power dependence, like employer-employee relations, ownership of share holders to employees, fami