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I will try to create more happiness and less unhappiness in the world around me


A Call to Action

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The Happiness of All

Each for each, or each for all?
That is the challenge, the clarion call,
Choosing the person you want to be,
And being the change you want to see.

Action for Happiness asks of you
To be loving, compassionate and true,
A giver of joy and a healer of sorrow,
Creator of a new tomorrow.
Making the happiness of all
Your wish, your compass and your goal.

~ by Richard Layard (AfH co-founder)

Why happiness ?

"We all want to be happy and we want the people we love to be happy. Happiness means feeling good about our lives and wanting to go on feeling that way. Unhappiness means feeling bad and wanting things to change"

Richard Layard

Lord Richard Layard
Founder, Action for Happiness

A Force For Good

Dan Goleman's fantastic new book about the Dalai Lama's vision for our world.

A Force For Good

We are honoured that the work of Action for Happiness features in the book as an example of his ideas being put into practice.