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What Makes People Happy?. I would go to work on the show and I felt awful every day... I felt like some kind of prostitute or something. If I feel so bad, why keep on showing up to this place?” Dave Chappelle. WHY SPEND MONEY, TIME AND EFFORT ON THINGS THAT WON’T MAKE YOU HAPPY?.

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What Makes People Happy?


I would go to work on the show and I felt awful every day... I felt like some kind of prostitute or something. If I feel so bad, why keep on showing up to this place? Dave Chappelle


WHY SPEND MONEY, TIME AND EFFORT ON THINGS THAT WONT MAKE YOU HAPPY?


HALE BERRYActress Halle Berry tried to commit suicide over her failed first marriage, she revealed in an interview. Berry, 40, admits to Parade magazine that she tried to gas herself when her marriage to Atlanta Braves baseball star David Justice collapsed, but pulled out at the last minute.


"I have been everything, and everything is nothing!" Severus, Roman Emperor


Owen Wilson--A famous actor in comedies. --Has struggled with drugs and depression--His partying lifestyle "could have been partly responsible" for Wilson's breakdown according to one of Wilsons friends.


"I've just been a machine for making money. I seem to have spent my life in a golden tunnel looking for the outlet which would lead to happiness. But the tunnel kept going on." Aristotle Onassis (husband of Jacqueline Kennedy) His daughter Christina Onassis felt similarly and attempted suicide.


"I've got the presidential suite," he said, "and it all came at once. I realizedThis will not work. It is not gonna make me happy.' The only thing that's gonna make me happy is the joy that's on the inside of me.Joseph Simmons, rapper


""It is I that have led the most foolish life in the world!" I suppose I am the most miserable devil on earth". Jay Gould, millionaire


Money doesn't make you happier. Last year I earned $40 million dollars. This year I earned $50 million dollars. I am not any happier." Arnold Schwarzaneggar, from the book "I Can Make You Rich" by Paul Mckenna


There are so many unhappy billionaires. Simon Cowell, American Idol judge


Professor Ed Diener, found no happiness difference between richest men in the world and African tribesmen!!!


We only need $30-50,000 a year, 1,300,000-1,900,000 won a month. More money doesnt make us happy says Jean Chatsky, Money Magazine columnist


Money does NOT guarantee Happiness!


DOES EDUCATION = HAPPINESS?

Voltaire, a famous French philosopher wrote "I wish I had never been born".


DOES EDUCATION = HAPPINESS?

Philip Katz, genius programmer, died at 37 from chronic alcohol abuse.


DOES EDUCATION = HAPPINESS?

Van Gogh was often depressed and committed suicide.


DOES EDUCATION = HAPPINESS?

Ernest Hemingway, a writing genius, had 4 failed marriages and eventually committed suicide in 1961. He said, Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.


There are many other things that can be #1 in your life, but are also dead ends for millions of people: partying, sex, music, business, philosophy and much more.


1st COMMANDMENTDont make ANYTHING more important than God.


SOLOMON AND HAPPINESS

I said to myself, Look, I am wiser than any of the kings who ruled in Jerusalem before me. I have greater wisdom and knowledge than any of them. 17 So I set out to learn everything from wisdom to madness and folly. But I learned firsthand that pursuing all this is like chasing the wind. Eccl. 1:16-18


SOLOMON AND HAPPINESS

Chapter 2

Does pleasure, good food, sex or alcohol, bring long term happiness?

NO!!!


SOLOMON AND HAPPINESS

Chapter 2

Does building impressive buildings bring happiness?

NO!!!


SOLOMON AND HAPPINESS

Chapter 4

Does success in politics bring happiness?

NO!!!


Chapter 5

Does money bring happiness?

NO!!!

Those who love money will never have enough. How meaningless to think that wealth brings true happiness! Eccl. 5:10


Chapter 12

13 Here is the conclusion of the matter: Honor God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.

14 For God will bring every deed into judgment, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil.


12:13-14

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Professor Seligman

Helped change psychology from studying mental diseases to studying what makes people happy.


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

  • BEING THANKFUL

  • a) write down what you are thankful forb) Think of 3 blessings a dayc) Write a thank you letter to someone who helped you.


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

  • BEING THANKFUL

  • And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.

  • Colossians 3:15


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

  • BEING THANKFUL

  • . . .

  • / 3:15


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

  • BEING THANKFUL

  • Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is Gods will for you who belong to Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

  • BEING THANKFUL

  • . .

  • 5:18


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

2) BE KIND

--visit a nursing home --help a friend with homework --write a letter to a grandparent--encourage someone --do some volunteer work


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

2) BE KIND

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you. Ephesians 4:32


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

2) BE KIND

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4:32


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

2) BE KIND

God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. Matt:5:6


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

2) BE KIND

. . Matt:5:6


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

3) GOOD RELATIONSHIPS

Many principles in the Bible help relationships to improve, honesty, forgiveness, helpfulness, humility, unselfishness and more.


Jesus, wants a relationship with YOU!


Jesus loved you

THIS much!


2 There is more than enough room in my Fathers home. If this were not so, would I have told you that I am going to prepare a place for you? 3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am. John 14


. . .

/ 14:2-3


Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with mewatch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn to live freely and lightly."


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11:28-30


5 He fills my life with good things.

My youth is renewed like the eagles!

Psalms 103:5


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103:5


4) SERVE OTHERS

Identify your strengths, talents and skills. You can find some at: reflectivehappiness.com). For example: generosity, humor, inventing, organization, research, encouraging, leadership, etc.

Use your talents to serve others and improve the lives of those around you.


4) SERVE OTHERS

Albert Schweitzer, winner of 2 Nobel prizes wrote, I dont know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know : the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.


4) SERVE OTHERS

Albert Schweitzer, winner of 2 Nobel prizes wrote: . . . (1875~1965) : , , ,


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

4) SERVE OTHERS

There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.Acts 20:35


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

4) SERVE OTHERS

' . Acts 20:35


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

5) FAITH IN GOD

75% of people who go to church are happy. 54% of people who dont go to church are happy.

Its similar with reading the Bible. Faith in God brings much more happiness to people happy!


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

5) FAITH IN GOD

So dont worry about these things, saying, What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear? Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. Matt. 6:32-33


WHAT DOES BRING HAPPINESS?

5) FAITH IN GOD

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, . Matt. 6:32-33


LESTER TRUBEY,

--100 years old

--is somewhat rich,

What brought him happiness?


LESTER TRUBEY, 100 years old,

says these things brought happiness:

  • Working, raising and playing with family, children and 49 great grandchildren.

  • Working for the church, helping people to know God.

  • Using his hands and talents to help other people


HAVE FAITH IN GOD

Young people, its wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it. Do everything you want to do; take it all in. But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do. Ecclesiastes 11:9


HAVE FAITH IN GOD

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11:9


Godthe way to TRUE Happiness


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