I had a rapt audience yesterday at my wellness workshop for the students of @Trioworldacademy
I loved it that on the first day of school for these students - the institution invited me to speak on HAPPINESS.
The message that the students receive - when an institution does something like this is crystal clear.
And the message is "We value your HAPPINESS over everything else"
And that is such an important message to give children.
Because often the inadvertent message that children receive from the world is - that - SUCCESS leads to HAPPINESS.
And you must keep striving for success in order to be happy.
And that only makes us UNHAPPY.
Because the definition of success is constantly changing for all of us.
But the truth is that HAPPINESS leads to SUCCESS.
And it is extremely important that children understand this.
And strive towards happiness.
But what is HAPPINESS?
Is there a difference between PLEASURE and HAPPINESS?
Do negative emotions destroy HAPPINESS?
Or do they play a role in the creation of HAPPINESS?
How do you create HAPPINESS?
What do you need to do every day as a student to ensure that you are happy?
My workshop helped the children find answers to these questions.
And as we went along they asked several extremely intelligent questions.
I love this about the teenagers of today.
They are so self-aware.
They are constantly exploring how they can live better lives.
And they jump at any opportunity to improve their understanding of life and take action to live better lives.
It makes me so happy when I can support this endeavor with my knowledge of neuroscience and my experience of working with several hundreds of teens over the past 10 years.
So grateful for this opportunity to make the world a happier place.