Happiness In Crisis

Dr. Michael LaitmanIn the News (from GALLUP): “More Europeans are ‘suffering’ than ‘thriving’ in several countries hard-hit by the financial crisis, including a number that have already introduced or are introducing austerity measures. More than one in five residents rate their lives poorly enough to be considered suffering in Bulgaria, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Latvia, and Portugal. The largest gap between thriving and suffering is in Bulgaria, where 45% are suffering and 5% are thriving.

“Gallup classifies respondents’ wellbeing as thriving, struggling, or suffering according to how they rate their current and future lives on a ladder scale with steps numbered from 0 to 10 based on the Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Scale.”

My Comment: In the end, we find humanity in the semi-darkness and low spirits—from the results of its own progress. But it is important to realize that this time is not the end, but a new beginning! However, in contrast to the previous states, it is difficult to see future here because it is opposite to our egoistic nature, thus the need to disseminate a new kind of knowledge, meaning integral upbringing.

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