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To be a catalyst is the ambition most appropriate for those who see the world as being in constant change, and who, without thinking that they control it, wish to influence its direction - Theodore Zeldin


Halcyon Happiness Headlines
Halcyon Identifies 29 July 2018


Halcyon curates the most significant happiness-related content from carefully selected sources. Please contact us if you'd like our help with happiness-related challenges.

What's Changing? - Measurement
Halcyon Impacts 17 July 2018


Please see below selected recent measurement-related change.



  • Quartz warned that, in an increasingly digital world with growing concerns about sustainability, dismay is mounting about the use of GDP as the benchmark measure for a nation’s economy. It fails to take into account other things that could be more valuable indicators about how a country is doing, such as inequality, well-being, happiness, clean air, and climate-change mitigation.


Pre 2018

On a "Good Life" Halcyon In Kal… 7 January 2016

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, the director of a 75-year-old study on adult development, has unprecedented access to data on true happiness and satisfaction.

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Unhappiness is more pervasive and debilitating than happiness is uplifting and enabling. There must be some cosmic reason for this- some grim, miserable, genetic, Darwinian purpose for why life’s stick is so much worse than its carrot - AA Gill…

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The individual pursuit of happiness as defined by consumer culture still absorbs much of our time and energy, or else the threat of being shut out of this pursuit through poverty, unemployment, incapacity galvanises our efforts . . . and yet the sense that there is something more presses in. Great numbers of people feel it: in moments of reflection about their life- in moments of relaxation in nature- in moments of bereavement and loss- and quite wildly and unpredictably - Charles Taylor

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You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them - Albert Camus

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