Lesson 1 (from Chapter 1, Happiness Revisited)
Happiness seems to be the eternal quest for humankind, according to this book and to the many writings of the world. Today's objective is to discuss the quest for happiness and how it relates to choices the students make in their own lives.
1. Have students make a list of 25 things that make them happy in their lives.
2. In smaller groups, have students discuss whether they think people are able to always be happy in their lives. True or false? Why?
3. As a class, have the students discuss the benefits of being happy in one's life. What might the world look like if no one was able to be happy? Do the students believe the world is meant to be filled with happy people?
4. Homework: Have students decide whether they think they could be happier than they are now. What might they do to be happier...
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