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One of the earliest members to join the movement, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, said:
"No matter what our situation, we all share the same aspiration for happiness. However, genuine and enduring happiness results not from material development alone, but also from the cultivation of inner peace. Moreover, we are all dependent on others for our happiness and therefore, we not only have a right to be happy, but are also responsible for the happiness of others.
"In encouraging people from all walks of life to play a part in creating a happier society, Action for Happiness is taking an admirable initiative. I wish the project every success and am happy to give it my support."
His Holiness The Dalai Lama accepts Lord Richard Layard's invitation to join the movement. (Photo courtesy of Stephan Kölliker artaphot.ch)
Giving is good for you
Altruistic behaviour releases endorphins in the brain and boosts happiness for us as well as the people we help. Studies have shown that giving money away tends to make people happier than spending it on themselves.
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