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Luis Belaunzaran

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Debate: We should use these techniques to teach our children to be happy

We should teach our children that the best way to answer a question like ¿how are you? every day, instead of "fine thank you", should be: "happy", "excited", etc,

It will influence the entire chemistry in their body, and they will become happy human beings.


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    Nov 8 2012: Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. I believe that we can observe these emotions but I find it hard to define what happiness is.

    The reply can only influence the chemistry in their bodies if it is true. Further if it is true that they are happy then the reply makes no difference.

    I agree with Fritzie that people ask the question out of kindness or general conversation and have little interest in the details. Have you ever asked a person how they are and they show you their scars and the stories of the operations and the thirty hours of pain in childbirth. I never ask again ... and may run upon their approach.

    I disagree that we can "teach" happiness .... heck we cannot even define it.

    All the best. Bob.

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