The pursuit of happiness – gross national happiness in Bhutan: what can we learn for the UK?

Dr Sheila Keegan
Campbell Keegan Ltd

“There is a glimmer of hope that we will pursue happiness collectively as a human race and in so doing, we will enjoy greater stability and peace. A country, a people, a community that is pursuing happiness, cannot be belligerent, cannot want to possess what their neighbours have. Happiness is to do with sharing and the wonderful thing about happiness is, you know, sharing gives joy. It's amazing. Happiness is infectious. And it is compassionate. Its base is founded on compassion. You feel care for others and it grows with sharing. All these hot spots could disappear.

His Excellency, Minister Jigme Thinley 12th September 2006

CHASING THE RAINBOW: IN SEARCH OF HAPPINESS