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138 comment(s). Last comment by Fam Jenny 2016-02-10 09:12

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-03 23:14 | Report Abuse

I can talk sikit sikit about the subject because I sit through all 24 lectures by that Harvard Hal.
Reading the postings here...every body thinks he is an expert on happiness and nothing else to learn...but they are all wrong.

Icon8888

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Posted by Icon8888 > 2016-02-03 23:15 | Report Abuse

When I flip open a book, it will take me one minute to decide whether I like it or not

If I like it I like it

If I don't like it I don't like it

I read what Uncle Koon write about Russel

I totally not impressed

Steven Covey makes more sense

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-03 23:17 | Report Abuse

Andrew Matthews another true expert
but more of a motivational speaker than a scientist.

Icon8888

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Posted by Icon8888 > 2016-02-03 23:17 | Report Abuse

Desa talks a lot of nonsense

That is why I like Desa

He is entertaining

Icon8888

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Posted by Icon8888 > 2016-02-03 23:18 | Report Abuse

When somebody is entertaining, he makes u happy

Russell is kindergarten

Icon8888

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Posted by Icon8888 > 2016-02-03 23:19 | Report Abuse

If Russel can monkey around like Desa, I will give him a Like

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-03 23:22 | Report Abuse

Steven Covey is about success not happiness.
Andrew Matthews talks directly about happiness....

and that Harvard Professor guy is greatly influenced by Buddhism specifically Tibetan Buddhism.

the hottest topic on happiness today in all Ivy League campuses is called mindfulness meditation.

Frankwood

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Posted by Frankwood > 2016-02-03 23:22 | Report Abuse

Andrew Matthews books are about accepting who you are not false beliefs or negativity that wants to define you. And the art of going through life with sense of humour, always look at positive side of things. Reading his books make you smile again.

Icon8888

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Posted by Icon8888 > 2016-02-03 23:25 | Report Abuse

Steven Covey book title is about success

But if u practise what he preaches, you will encounter less set back in life

That will make u more happy

Why is Desa so thick ? I am disappointed with Desa

Frankwood

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Posted by Frankwood > 2016-02-03 23:26 | Report Abuse

The good thing about Andrew Matthews books are the cartoons. You can copy them and put on your walls, most of them are hilarious. And i had many angry customers and friends walking out with a big smile on their face once they see Andrew Matthews works splashed on my office walls.

Icon8888

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Posted by Icon8888 > 2016-02-03 23:27 | Report Abuse

Russell 's happiness theory is shallow

I don't feel anything impactful

Most of the time, this is the main reason I not in love with a book

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-03 23:32 | Report Abuse

mindfulness meditation is so popular nowadays that Singapore University, Singapore Management U both have mindfulness meditation professors teaching you mindfulness meditation for all sorts of problems including student problems, marriage problems, pain therapy, even cancer cure and general purpose all in therapy for every thing.

mindfulness meditation is supposed to make all students happy.

Frankwood

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Posted by Frankwood > 2016-02-03 23:36 | Report Abuse

Buddha taught us how to achieve nirvana state of meditation. Mindfulness meditation is Buddha teaching.

Frankwood

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Posted by Frankwood > 2016-02-03 23:39 | Report Abuse

Buddhist meditation encompasses a variety of meditation techniques that aim to develop mindfulness, concentration, supramundane powers, tranquility, and insight.

Frankwood

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Posted by Frankwood > 2016-02-03 23:42 | Report Abuse

Many misunderstood that Buddha represent a religion. It is not, it's a form of meditation but many mistook Buddhism as religion.

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-03 23:44 | Report Abuse

my original thoughts on Russell's treaties on happiness....

of course being logical is better than not logical but....there is a natural limit how much intellectuals and logics alone can contribute to societal and individual happiness.

there is also the question of individual differences, cultural differences, processes, hormones, lymphatic systems, biology, chemistry, life experiences, learned differences,

modern science is tackling the question on all fronts. ...but two words gains significance recently...it is meditation and gratitude, .

and how habits determine every thing.

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-03 23:46 | Report Abuse

Buddha is the original, world's first expert on happiness and expert on modern psychology.

Frankwood

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Posted by Frankwood > 2016-02-03 23:48 | Report Abuse

Buddha found a way to achieve highest degree of mind tranquility through meditation. You won't know anything about Buddhism until you master meditation.

Icon8888

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Posted by Icon8888 > 2016-02-03 23:48 | Report Abuse

Ah, enough discussions

I will delete my comments

Icon better stick to stocks, don't talk 3 talk 4 about other things

Frankwood

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Posted by Frankwood > 2016-02-03 23:50 | Report Abuse

Unfortunately, Buddhism become too corrupted especially in Thailand. Latest rage, keeping doll to bring good luck. This is not part of Buddhism.

Icon8888

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Posted by Icon8888 > 2016-02-03 23:51 | Report Abuse

Frank what religion is yours ? (Friendly discussion)

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-03 23:55 | Report Abuse

in future all psychologists have to be Buddhist experts and mindfulness meditation experts, that's how I see it and that is the direction how the profession is going.

Ryan88

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Posted by Ryan88 > 2016-02-03 23:56 | Report Abuse

Desaicon, another couple here....haha

3EMWE

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Posted by 3EMWE > 2016-02-03 23:56 | Report Abuse

once the doll start talking its a sign of good luck

Frankwood

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Posted by Frankwood > 2016-02-03 23:57 | Report Abuse

I try to learn and understand all religion. I do not subscribe to single religion.

Posted by Icon8888 > Feb 3, 2016 11:51 PM | Report Abuse

Frank what religion is yours ? (Friendly discussion)

Frankwood

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Posted by Frankwood > 2016-02-04 00:06 | Report Abuse

I live a simple life. As long as i am happy with what i do and have. I dont preach or set standards set by others. Why should i? i dont owe anyone an explanation for what i do with my life. Be happy.

Frankwood

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Posted by Frankwood > 2016-02-04 00:16 | Report Abuse

And one important thing, always collect happy moments every day even how small.

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-04 00:22 | Report Abuse

the Harvard Professor calls it diarying.

can anyone do it?

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-04 08:55 | Report Abuse

Happiness is a very tricky issue.
Choice always cause unhappiness
But we built a society giving people more and more choice, making people more and more unhappy.
Happiest are the Bhutans.....they got no choice, no wonder UN calls them the world's happiest country.

Posted by Kian Leong Lim > 2016-02-04 09:01 | Report Abuse

Education gives people choices: when you learn you must think (for understanding) and when you think you must learn (apply what you learn from this world).
By Mark Twine

sharktank

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Posted by sharktank > 2016-02-04 09:41 | Report Abuse

the ultimate happiness is when you accept things are impermanence and you do not attach to it, including your own body. : )

Posted by Kian Leong Lim > 2016-02-04 10:06 | Report Abuse

Happiness is not a detachment from body or be a humanless person: (1) You have to do "what is important to people" inorder to gain happiness "what is important" from people. (2) You have to learn first before you do anything for people because you want to do something important for them under the environment and under the circumstances of your ability. (3) Apply what you learn and not apply what you think, do what other people consider important, necessary, or requirement for synergy and fairness. Then happiness will come eventually.

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-04 10:32 | Report Abuse

Buddha nature in a shark tank....very Dao.

sharktank > Feb 4, 2016 09:41 AM | Report Abuse

the ultimate happiness is when you accept things are impermanence and you do not attach to it, including your own body. : )

ceki3

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Posted by ceki3 > 2016-02-04 10:50 | Report Abuse

happiness has 2 kinds ;1) worldly happiness (just temporary),it may turn to disastrous
2) Holy happiness (True happ
iness)

If You can simplify and purify yourself like new born baby, you will live naturally and can have inner peace.

Probability

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Posted by Probability > 2016-02-04 11:09 | Report Abuse

aiyo...our ultimate aim is to prevent death......
but..just that we have given up..and hope there is a heaven (with 7 seven virgins waiting for you...who had obviously done a lot of sin...wah..that's why girls are more naughty than men...1:7 ratio!)

anyway...im not discouraging from u guys to hope for heaven, but may be just do your small part in in making this world closer to heaven if possible..like recommending good shares.

Fam Jenny

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Posted by Fam Jenny > 2016-02-04 22:19 | Report Abuse

Happiness is an internal emotion of having great joy and satisfaction in oneself and this can be contributed by our loved ones or by our ownselves.It is directly contrary to stress which can be generated if we are angry or unhappy.To avoid unhappiness we must minimise communication with people who are selfish,unreasonable,quarrelsome,irritable,exploiting,greedy and abusive.
Contrarily we can get happiness from people of great virtues such as kindness,generousity,truthfulness,humility,loyalty and sincerity.

Fam Jenny

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Posted by Fam Jenny > 2016-02-04 22:23 | Report Abuse

Jesus says we can be happy if we take in knowledge of God,I personally think so as we are aware of the future.

Fam Jenny

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Posted by Fam Jenny > 2016-02-05 07:57 | Report Abuse

God teaches the abovementioned virtues through his word,the bible which can educate us to inculcate these qualities in us,offsprings,friends and with people we meet daily.

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-05 10:47 | Report Abuse

wrong place Jenny......Lord Russell is an atheist who wrote Why I am not a Christian.

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-05 16:13 | Report Abuse

it is always a joy to read the works of Lord Bertrand Russell, even if it is just for the pure joy of reading it.
An intellectual giant of his time.

https://archive.org/stream/TheConquestOfHappiness/TheConquestOfHappiness-BertrandRussell#page/n6/mode/1up

whether as a leader or as a keen observer, his views represent those of the elites of the 20 century. ...the best of the best.

Desa20201956

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Posted by Desa20201956 > 2016-02-05 18:58 | Report Abuse

reading through the book, half way, brings back images of the 1950s, 1960s....very enjoyable....but also very different from the world of 2016.

Sulcata

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Posted by Sulcata > 2016-02-05 19:02 | Report Abuse

Nice article

chrisyap

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Posted by chrisyap > 2016-02-05 20:50 | Report Abuse

Hapi hapi tomorrow another hapi day.. no need ultimate one hehe

Coldrisks

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Posted by Coldrisks > 2016-02-05 21:32 | Report Abuse

famny I will feel better if you stop talking nonsense god from your brain just keep it to yourself... please at least for the sake of Chinese new year...

Fam Jenny

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Posted by Fam Jenny > 2016-02-06 00:36 | Report Abuse

Coldrisks,the scriptures mention that if you mix with the wise ones you will be wiser and if you mix with the stupid ones you will become more stupid too.
So if you read bad articles you will become bad and if you read good virtues you will inculcate good virtues unless you love badness.
You are a free moral agent you can choose what you want but I will choose to listen to God because he is much smarter than a human who is just a speck of dust even he is very wealthy but is nothing when compares to the Almighty God.

汇业

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Posted by 汇业 > 2016-02-06 17:55 | Report Abuse

Mr Koon, does this email still available koonyewyin@gmail.com? my email was failed to send to u

yewyin33

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Posted by yewyin33 > 2016-02-07 09:48 | Report Abuse

my new email address is yewyin33@gmail.com.

Apollo Ang

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Posted by Apollo Ang > 2016-02-09 23:16 | Report Abuse

already lost more than 1 mil in bursa until now broke,how to be happy?

Fam Jenny

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Posted by Fam Jenny > 2016-02-10 09:12 | Report Abuse

Apollo,I am very sorry to hear that but still you have to make the best of what you have now in order for your innocent loved ones to be happy too.Try to go back to work to earn some money so that you could solve your daily needs and save some if you can,it is really too late to cry over spilt milk.
I lost a substantial sum of money too but I won't allow it to affect my outlook in life and affect my happiness.There are many people who have lost everything during the superstorm, Haiyat but after that they make the best out of it because during the 'last days' there will be a lot of calamities which we cannot avoid.

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