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 first half of the series covered passion and purpose. This year, we take a closer look at relationships and explore the importance of altruism.
The Well-being Series is organised by Happiness Initiative in partnership with National Youth Council.
All events will be either panel discussions or webinars and 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
Check out the Passion and Purpose chapters of the Well-being series held in 2020!
“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?
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.
Why Helping Others Helps Ourselves
Putting Ourselves in Someone Else's Shoes
How Can We Give Without Burning Out?
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!