Truth of Happiness Reflection
In this project, The Truth of Happiness, the title of this project says it all. We were learning about the truth of happiness, trying to find what makes us happy and why. We were finding ways or certain things that make people happy like, physical exercise, family, friends, passion, making other people happy, and sometimes giving to others who have less than you. At the beginning of the project we read a book called Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. This book was about a dystopian society that tries so hard to be happy with no problems, with ranking of status to drugs, to the production of babies in machines, this society is what the people in that society call perfect. In this book we learned about fake happiness versus real happiness, learned how emotions, people in your life can affect your happiness. After we finished the book we learned about intrinsic and extrinsic goals. Intrinsic are a series of things that make us happy without trying to be happy, like family, friends, community, passion, giving to others, and making the people around you happy as well. Extrinsic is also a series of things that make people happy, but it leads to fake happiness, like money, status, consumption of products, and image, this can lead you to depression if you try to hard and don't have anyone of the intrinsic goals, then this can lead to depression. From the knowledge of this project I wanted to do a project that had to do with passion, one of the intrinsic goals. So because of this, instead of doing a video like everyone else I decided to do a website that let people share their passion with the public, this would help with self compassion.
Link to website: http://loved-and-found.weebly.com/