John Griffin Posted about 2 years ago A course for middle school and high school students on Happiness. Hi Kieran, Did you know that in Bhutan they measure 'success' not by Gross Domestic Product but by Gross National Happiness? It might be the case that GPA, just another success benchmark, is simply over-emphasized at the expense of a broader outlook. I would never tell my own kids or my students to ignore GPA, but I would tell them that GPA will take care of itself if you have worked at cultivating your own happiness - if you have been true to yourself. Have you identified what produces happiness in you? What is your passion?