Well-being Series (National Youth Council x Happiness Initiative)
We often try to find answers and remedies to our suffering. Here's a different angle - let's look at what makes life worth living.
Engage with the inspiring stories of individuals who pursued and gained from passion, purpose, relationships and altruism. Discover how you can discover and develop these areas in your life for your happiness.
The Well-being Series is organised by Happiness Initiative in partnership with National Youth Council.
There will be a panel discussion and two webinars. All will be conducted via Zoom covering different aspects of the theme! You will receive the Zoom links upon registration.
All sessions are held on Thursdays, 8-9.30pm
Passion is defined as a strong inclination toward a self-defining activity that you love, find important, and in which you invest time and energy. Passion has been shown to improve psychological well-being, positive emotions, performance and our relationships.
This theme will delve into the research and science behind passion and how we can cultivate a passion in life.
Passion Made Possible: What Gives People Passion?
Developing Passion from Inside Out
Developing Passion from Outside In
Purpose refers to a central goal in which our life revolves around. Having purpose in life is a core driver of our well-being.
Purpose can be found and purpose can find us.
This theme will explore what is purpose and how to cultivate a more purposeful life.
Tickets Available From 1 Oct
How Purpose Can Be Found
Life Crafting Towards Greater Purpose - What Do We Stand For?
Life Crafting Towards Greater Purpose - Envisioning our Best Possible Self
“No man is an island,” (as John Donne professes) emphasizes the innate human nature to be social.
The recent World Happiness Report estimated that a third of our happiness comes from the supportive relationships that we have. Yet many of our problems are also related to relationships, be it romantic or platonic.
The research around relationships has much insight to offer. How can we develop quality relationships that can benefit ourselves and others?
Coming in Jan 2021!
Do You Have Someone You Can Call at 4am in the Morning?
How We See Ourselves and Others Determine Our Relationships
How Our Responses Determine Our Relationships
Altruism (also know as other-centric) refers to a strong motivation towards increasing another person’s welfare. It is a contrast against egoism (self-centric).
Darwin’s “survival of the fittest” postulates self-centredness as an innate quality that we all have to ensure our survivability. However, other-centric individuals that work together as a group triumphs over other competing groups.
There are many research that suggest that living a life for the betterment of others also increase our own well-being.
This theme will explore what is altruism and how to cultivate a life for the betterment of others.
Coming in Feb 2021!
The Paradox: Why is other-centric important for the self?
What is other-centric and how is it important?
How a Better Life for Others is a Better for the Self?
ABOUT NATIONAL YOUTH COUNCIL
At NYC, we believe in a world where young people are respected and heard, and have the ability to influence and make a difference to the world. Together with our partners, we develop future-ready youth who are committed to Singapore by instilling in them a heart for service, resilience and an enterprising spirit.
ABOUT HAPPINESS INITIATIVE
Happiness Initiative is a social enterprise that translates the science of happiness and well-being into actions people can take. Hence, helping people take a preventive approach towards mental health conditions. Our programmes are all rooted in science. And our experiences are engaging and fun. Join our Telegram Channel for fun daily insights and interactive polls about your happiness!