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SLW! eNews #34 – Amazing Response!

Posted on: August 23, 2014

IMG_4450The response to my blog “Why Are Danes So Happy?” has been AMAZING. Thank you!

PHOTO: Elysha and I discover that street machines return deposits on plastic cups and bottles in Copenhagen to reduce clutter and promote recycling.

Why Are Danes So Happy? The Danes are considered to be the happiest people on Earth. Outwardly they don’t appear especially happy. That’s because their happiness is not a shallow veneer. It is an inner contentedness. And why? READ MORE

The responses to my other blogs and podcasts are collected HERE.

Recent ADDITION: Stop Complaining about Big Government & Embrace It – Thom Hartmann: The Big Picture, Aug. 20, 2014

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I especially enjoyed this blog/email update as I too come from Danish stock and used to live in Copenhagen while I was young. Incidentally, my father (Bob McNamara) served as the pastor at the International Church of Copenhagen in the 1980s. Fun to notice the small world of connections we live in! I was able to visit Denmark again a few years ago with my family and was so struck by the quality of life there.

Thanks for your good work and I always enjoy the updates!

Warmly,

Deborah McNamara, Northwest Earth Institute // www.nwei.org  // Blog // Facebook // 720/361-2686 // Voluntary Simplicity!

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Unsubscribe. Too political.

Barb Reinhardt

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Wow! Hurray for the Danes!

Thanks for posting this, Gerald! I’ll be reposting. I find this inspiring in the otherwise consistently sad news about human society, the environment & the rich-poor divide.

Rick Zemlin

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The one European city all my immediate family has been in, though not at the same time. I have observed something similar in the neighboring socialist state of Sweden – nowhere did one see outlandish homes that put other ones to shame. There was an observed evenness in the culture and communities.

John Herrmann

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Nice piece on Danish happiness by my friend Gerald “Jerry” Iversen!

John de Graaf, co-founder of the Global Happiness Initiative; producer and author of the Affluenza series

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I like the fact that you point out it’s about contentness not happiness. Happiness is experienced briefly, contentness is a state of the mind the majority of the time.

Ruth Knagenhjelm

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I think the most important point you make is the need to shift from consumerism to contentedess. We will never find happiness in constantly striving for more goods and services.

Kate Pendergrass Norlander

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