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If you want happiness for your loved ones, and yet don’t know how to keep it from slipping away, you’ll feel at home here.
By the way, you should place yourself on that list your loved ones. Because if you can’t love yourself, you can’t quite love others.
Why Do We Exist
When we launched in 2014, we knew people around us who were immensely successful, but were also unhappy. Most of them fervently pursued happiness, but could not find it in a lasting way. They wanted to be happy in their lives and in their relationships, but somehow could not get a firm grip on it.
We had been asking and engaging them on specifically these questions for almost a year before our launch. And they had no clue why it was so. Two of their most thought-provoking questions were:
- Why can’t I hold on to my happiness, when I find it?
- Why do I need to be happy, when I am fine without it?
Myths Of Happiness
As we sat down to look at the answers, we found invariably that most of them were, so to say, looking for happiness at the wrong places.
- One, they weren’t happy themselves, but were looking to find joy for their loved ones.
- Two, they always thought that they’ll finally be happy when they had their next success.
- Three, they held that happiness is under complete control of heredity and circumstances.
These were some of the most common myths of happiness, which they were mired in too deep. You see, often the wisdom that we get passed on through generations are unproved and untrue.
What We Tried
So, we felt the need to create a community of people that could attain sustainable happiness. And also, could increase the happiness levels of their loved ones and their tribes. We wanted to reach out to people who could ask us their happiness and fulfillment questions. Which we would answer through our easy-worded, jargon-free posts, drawn from cutting-edge research.
We want to explain it to you what happiness means. Of course, it means more than a smile and a laughter. And we want to let you in on happiness in ways backed by evidence from the science of positive psychology.
Positive psychology is a scientific effort to understand the nature of happiness and well-being of human beings. While earlier branches of psychology focused on mental illness, positive psychology focused on qualities that made “the good life.” Its main focus has been on building the 5 principles of well-being, carrying the acronym PERMA.
Our Journey So Far
Since then, we have been steadily growing as a collective of authentic happiness-seekers from around the world. Join us, if you feel we match your bandwidth and what we’re doing is worthwhile.
We have been endorsed by some of the best authorities in the world. Our post 50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes has reached more than a million people and is currently the most virally shared positive psychology post on the internet.
What is Happiness India Project
Happiness India Project (HIP) is a nonprofit organization that promotes everyday happiness. At HIP, we believe everyone has the potential to be happier and make others happier in their lives. And, to this end, we are dedicated to helping individuals learn more on the ways to reach greater happiness levels – at home, at work, at play.
Our big goal is to encourage you to find happy moments in each day, share them with friends and family, and get inspired to do more of what makes you happier, and use this knowledge in service to humanity.
We attempt to bring together the time-honored, accumulated wisdom on human happiness and the contemporary, current scientific data on positive psychology, and share it at all levels of society via social networks, blogs, community lectures, and happiness workshops. Our project doesn’t finish until we make India a happier country.
Social psychology, positive psychology, applied psychology, education, research, and corporate education.
Hope, Love, Joy, Grit, Empathy, Gratitude, Optimism, Character Strengths, Introversion, Extroversion, Flourishing, Mindfulness. And more traits of human nature contributing to happiness.
We have no religious, political or sect-based affiliations and welcome people of all faiths, communities and parts of the society to join us.
HIP is operationally managed from Delhi, India, since June 2014. We have worldwide reach, and are grateful to all those who support us.
Some Of Our Most Loved Reads
- 50 Greatest Positive Psychology Quotes
- Mindfulness In 7 Steps
- Dangers of Having Empathy
- How These People Are Killing Happiness
- Do Facebook Friends Reduce Your Happiness?
- Our ARCHIVES
You may also reach us through our Contact Page. We will do our best to get back to you within a week.
About Me: Dr Sandip Roy
Positive Psychology Writer, Happiness Science Speaker, and Medical Doctor.
Speaks on how happiness can create positive changes in personal and professional lives through techniques researched out by psychologists, for both corporate and general audience.
Founder of Happiness India Project, and Chief Editor of its popular blog, since 2014. Writes popular-science articles on topics from Positive Psychology and Happiness Science.
Published author of Psychiatric Disorders in Pregnancy in the textbook Selected Topics in Obstetrics and Gynaecology For Postgraduates and Practitioners, 2009.
Sandip Roy works and lives in Delhi, India.
My Big Five Personality Score: I’m O95‐C94‐E15‐A50‐N27.
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S a n d i p R o y
Founder, CE » Happiness India Project
Positive Psychology Writer, Happiness Science Speaker, Medical Doctor
Email: contact [at] happyproject.in
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