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The "three happinesses" and the "happiness formula" : lessons from the Hong Kong evidence
Conference on “Improving the Human Destiny"
  • Lok Sang HO, Lingnan University
Start Date
12-6-2009 10:00 AM
End Date
12-6-2009 10:30 AM
The paper draws on results of surveys conducted in Hong Kong since 2005 to test the "three happinesses theory" and "the happiness formula." The "three happinesses theory" suggests that the positive or negative feelings as well as the strengths of such affective feelings associated with an activity would depend on the "state of mind" of the individual engaging in the activity, and this would depend on prospective as well as retrospective considerations. The "three happinesses" are based on a "whole life experience," the capability for which can be "switched on" using the happiness formula consisting of Love, Insight, Fortitude, and Engagement.
Citation Information
Ho, L. S. (2009, June). The "three happinesses" and the "happiness formula": Lessons from the Hong Kong evidence. Paper presented at Conference on "Improving the Human Destiny", Lingnan University, Hong Kong.