TIME ran a cover story on happiness and its attainment one or two years ago. (The cover illustration was a big happy smiley face; you know, the yellow button kind.)
It was basically reporting on Positive Psychology as a new development in psychological research and practice. According to these positive psychologists, the three main ingredients of authentic happiness are:
- engagement, and
and the latter two are more important. This page (already linked above) provides a concise explanation.
Engagement was also mentioned at a staff workshop conducted earlier this year by one of my vice principals as a concern for teaching and learning. We want happy learners after all. (Happy learners learn more, apparently.)
I’m glad (haha) to report that being engaged has been working for me. I wish you happiness too.