Happiness is not just a feel-good emotion, but, when understood more broadly, it is a deeper state of contentment that guides our entire lives, enhancing our physical and mental well-being and relationships. In the professional sphere, happy individuals are often more productive, more innovative, and can navigate challenges with greater resilience.
But this is not a self-help course, and we do not try to oversimplify the essence of happiness to the point where every individual can decide to be happy.
We take into account the sociocultural context and strive to highlight structural factors through which communities, such as society or school, can enhance the conditions for their members’ happiness.
What do the Finns who top the world happiness index year after year say about this concept so hard to define?
“It comes as a byproduct when one forgets self-worship and focuses on serving people.“
“Above all, happiness is a normal, steady and good everyday life. The basics are fine. A good life also includes something that doesn’t always feel happy.”
“The forest is my second home. It’s easy to be there and explore your own thoughts. Even death can be better understood through nature. Although I am not religious, we are all governed by the same laws of nature.”
“For me, happiness is freedom: I get to do what I want and look how I want.”
Finnish happiness is connection to others, the freedom to be oneself, enjoying the ordinary everyday life, and a deep connection to nature. The old Finnish proverb says “He who has happiness should hide it.” However, we want to share our happiness with all of you. Welcome!