The purpose of life is to be happy, so say philosophers, leaders and activists ranging from Aristotle to John Lennon and the Dalai Lama. In our Planet Happiness narrative, we use the terms "happiness", "well-being" and "quality-of-life" interchangeably as they share the same meaning. Happiness is grounded in well-being in all the dimensions of life: community and social support, culture, education, economy, environment, government, health, time balance and work.
We see Planet Happiness as an investment in planet management. Our goal is to help shape, support and inform the work of the Global Happiness Council. By employing the Happiness Index survey, a scientifically valid comprehensive measure of well-being based on Bhutan's GNH index, Planet Happiness connects with host communities to expand conversations about what matters in life and gather happiness data. Planet Happiness works with tourism stakeholders and host communities to understand and use the data for win-win solutions that strengthen people's happiness, safeguard heritage sites and contribute to sustainable development.