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Walking: A Wonderful Source of Energy

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My father used to say that if we were supposed to drive or fly we would have wheels or wings. That’s how he argued walking being the most natural way of moving.

That may sound like a little wisdom. However, moderate exercise is scientifically proven to be an excellent recipe to reach longevity in physical and mental youth. Many successful people consciously walk a lot. When did you go for a long walk the last time? Do you remember the refreshing effect of walking outside in the fresh air, meeting nature and the neighborhood? What else do we need for activating our body and inspiring our mind.

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Fundamental and biggest human problem

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The fundamental and biggest human problem is that men are ever striving for more profit leading to comparably greater wealth for the purpose of competitive advantage in looking for their wives. It is, therefore, our all responsibility to create the circumstances enabling women to more consequently choose wise and personally rich partners over financially wealthy competitors. If the war against insecurity and for love is matched with courage to more intrinsic satisfaction, no pursuit of material pleasure has to be fought on the physical battlefield anymore. – Mathias Sager

Vision of a World Happy Colorful Growth  (WHCG) Movement

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Destructive human behavior and problems on our planet earth come back to the “enslavement traps” of societal control, which are materialist attachment, self-centeredness, distraction from the truth, dependency, mutual exclusive values, and ruthless capitalism. Therefore the WHCG Movement sets out the necessary themes to be addressed locally and globally to realize change for a more peaceful and healthy world. As outlined below, the 3 pillars with the 6 principles can be understood as basic human qualities that prescribe nothing else than the good natural human capacities and motivations to be deliberated. Therefore it is the movement of systematically fostering genuine and universal human values and the removal of unnecessarily separating values. How is that possible? Materialist and ego-driven values are not guaranteeing (and even hindering) people’s happiness, fulfillment, and personal growth: The achievements that make human lives so worthwhile. It is the people’s choice to be free, and to pursue their self-determined journey for not only more wealth fairly shared, but for personal and collective happiness, fulfillment, and growth for this and the generations to come.

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Being great

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#025 Kanji II, Happy Colorful Growth (Mathias Sager, water mixable oil colour on canvas board, 53x46x0.4 cm (20.8″x18.1″x0.16″))

How great is it to walk without the ability to run
How great is it to jump if flying isn’t in one’s might
How great is it to find pictures instead of searching words
How great is it to have courage without encouragement
How great is it to start simple when not mastering complexity
How great is it to believe what seems to be impossible

Should happiness really be the goal? A Buddhist perspective

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The pursuit of happiness generally is considered to be the ultimate goal of a human journey, while economic wealth is expected to support that goal. However, there are many different and plausible ways of looking at quality of living.

“You could be well off, without being well.
You could be well, without being able to lead the life you wanted.
You could have got the life you wanted, without being happy.
You could be happy without having much freedom.
You could have a good deal of freedom, without achieving much.”

– A. Sen (1987)

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Factors that affect happiness and the risks for suicide

beach-1238467__180Unhappiness causes increased risk for suicide. Cultural and economic factors matter. Modernization, social integration, and psychological factors matter too. Many individuals who display a strong desire to die also have a strong desire to live and may decide to do so as long as the necessary support can be obtained. To understand and provide the environment that is providing for such support is our all and policy makers task for a more human and better world.

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The cultural shaping of happiness

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#037 Spiritual revolution (Mathias Sager, water mixable oil colour on canvas board, 46.7×38.1×0.4 cm (18.4″x15″x0.16″))

There exist different underlying motivations on how to pursue happiness in different cultures. As I am living in Japan as a Westerner, I was interested to study some culturally shaped concepts of happiness and also linked them to the correlation between wealth and happiness.

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The relationship between age, socioeconomic factors, and happiness

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Age has a significant correlation with happiness, mainly through socioeconomic factors influencing subjective well-being. This has far-reaching policy implication.

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Happiness can be learned

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Is it possible to increase one’s well-being regardless of biological, economic and social conditions? Happiness is genetically influenced but not genetically fixed. Economic factors only significantly influence subjective well-being within subsistence-level poverty. How well we feel, how happy we are is a psychological state and personal development provides a possible path towards increased happiness. Let’s act on it.

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Happy Living, Colorful Learning, Growth Creating

The Happy Colorful Growth Way: Live as you were to die tomorrow. Learn as you would never know enough. Create that your contribution lasts forever. 

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The ‘Happy Colorful Growth’ Way

Happy Colorful Growth for all: Think about it, create opportunities, and help grow the human revolution movement.

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I’m devoted to those who want to:

  1. Fully live the dream
  2. Rock the market of global talent
  3. Change the ‘salary man’ lifestyle groove
  4. Achieve everything, but foremost inner peace
  5. Strengthen a natural spiritual grounding
  6. Sense what’s on the other side of fear
  7. Seek fearless and honest feedback
  8. Harness the power of leadership & learning
  9. Apply effective communication
  10. Build thriving teams and communities
  • Be thinking & happy, artistic & colorful, and coaching & growth minded.
  • Be the hero of the current human revolution (yes, I think the digital revolution won’t save us) and the long-term human evolution.

 

EARTH – Education, ART, and Happiness

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Learn and experience for life

I recommend, given the over-emphasis on training of technical skills at all levels of the education system, to complement or replace existing syllabus with “live life” lessons as suggested below. Those in power often tend to have little interest in a prosperous society of equal participants. Rather, it is about maintaining existing privileges. There is a lot at stake. If the ultimate goal of education for all citizens was empowering learning and self-fulfillment, the base for more contributions to social welfare would be created. Currently we are still working towards changing the system of systematic breeding of interchangeable gearwheels in our capitalist economies in favor of few immensely rich ‘landlords’ into a more humanized system.

Suggested life lessons:

  • How to build a universal spiritual foundation?
  • How to evaluate purpose in life?
  • How to overcome fear and gain confidence?
  • How to strengthen character for well-being?
  • How to think positively for greater achievements?
  • How to ask better questions?
  • How to make higher human impact through artistic expression?

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Expect More. No human waste please.

Whether in a private, corporate or public context, we should always be aware of the effects of our approaches to human resource development. Are we really enabling learning experiences that promote personal growth for all?

It is highly irresponsible to invest only little in holistic personnel development processes – even if this is justified with low level expectation also in terms of Return on Invest. Low investment in people cannot be justified by anything though. I consider it as unethical to allow human potential (that is always available anyway) untapped. No human waste please.

The possibility of new experiences and personal growth is a basic need in the sense that these are the most important contributions to individual happiness and consequently collective peace. In order to continuously improve human / personal development processes, a structured improvement systematic is required as I have added to the ‘Happy Colofrul Growth’ framework and explained in this article.

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For an introduction to the HCG Framework, please see post ‘Create to develop; develop to create. A framework.’

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Reading makes happy

It’s what you read when you don’t have to that determines what you’ll be when you can’t help it. –  O. Wilde

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Reading is a powerful ‘Happy Colorful Growth’ habit. Make the right books your inspiring, empowering, and results manifesting companions; for whatever you desire. Are you intuitively choosing your lecture to educate your heart, enjoy your soul and grow your real purpose and achievement in life?

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Quotes on the ‘Happy Colorful Growth’ way

Quotes on the ‘Happy Colorful Growth’ way.

Happy: see it. Colorful: believe it. Growth: act on it!

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