Appendix A

Ben-Shahars Happiness Model

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.


Erma Bombeck

Due to the rapid growth of technology and the hectic pace of life, people are often a part of the rat race where they compete with others, little realizing that they are losing so much or so little. People often search for precious stones elsewhere, not realizing that they have gems at home. They often think that they will be happy at a later stage, if they work hard today. However, there is no certainty about happiness at a later stage. That does not mean that you should stop working hard today. There must be a balance between today ...

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