World marks International Day of Happiness

Smile: The International Day of Happiness is celebrated on March 20 every year.

What makes people happy? Wednesday is the International Day of Happiness! Many people disagree about exactly what makes us feel happy. What do you think?

What’s happening

On Wednesday, it is the International Day of Happiness. This year the theme is “happier together”.

This means that we should celebrate the things we have in common with other people.

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Researchers have different ideas about what makes people happy.

One idea is that we are happy when we get the things we want. This could be a good job or buying a nice car.

However, others think that happiness is more about what you cannot see. Things like having a loving family and friends.

What do you think makes people happy?

Some say…

Getting the things you want! When you work hard and achieve your goals, you can have a better life. This is the key to happiness.

Others think…

Love and friends! Even if you do not have nice possessions, you will be happy if you have people you love.

You Decide

  1. What makes you feel happy?

Activities

  1. Write a short story about someone who faces a problem that makes them unhappy, and how they fix it.

Some People Say...

“For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What do you think?

Word Watch

International
All around the world.
In common
Shared by.
Researchers
People whose job it is to find out about how people and the world work.
Idea
Something that someone has thought of.
Achieve
When you make something happen by working hard.
Possessions
Things that you own.

Subjects

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