This list of core skills, analogous to the principles of Emotional Intelligence according to Daniel Goleman, can already be internalized as an adolescent - this could save us a lot of friction and loss of energy - at work and in life.
Those, who are more familiar with the topic of Happiness in Bhutan or who have at least heard a bit about Gross National Happiness Index, often ask me, when speaking about my passion for Bhutan (see also Gross National Happiness As Core Paradigm Of Development) : „Are these people really happy? How do they measure it?“
When talking about Bhutan and about the Gross National Happiness concept – this does not go without considering the influence of Buddhism.
In November 2016 I was honoured and blessed being able to attend a very special event in a remote country which is not really in the mind of my fellows … while it was always on my agenda to visit Bhutan in fall 2016 for the 2nd time I only stumbled upon this special opportunity in August this year.
I captured the picture above at the Gross-National-Happiness primary school in Bumthang. The visit of this institution promoted by the GNH Centre of Bhutan was a very special highlight, where we could learn, how compassion, mindfulness and involvement together with the main pillars of the GNH concept where infused into the curriculum in a primary school. What a mission to create the right attitude at this early stage in life!