What then is the purpose of national education? Rather than devise complex theoretical interpretations, it is better to start by looking to the lovely child who sits on your knee and ask yourself: What can I do to assure this child will be able to lead the happiest life possible? | Tsunesaburo Makiguchi
Whether or not our children are angels, they are miracles of the universe worthy of being treated as ends in themselves rather than as means to promote national economies. Treating them as ends means serving their happiness. Can schools do this? Most definitely. They can profoundly enhance children’s ability to feel better in the present and improve their chances to realize greater happiness in life.
Most who visit this site will have read Educating Angels: Teaching for the Pursuit of Happiness and be aware of the cause it champions. You should read the book if you want to fruitfully participate in the conversation, but I’ve included a synopsis post if you haven’t.
This site is a starting point for a conversation about happiness education and a gathering point for those who want to join the happiness education movement. Such a movement already exists, but it needs to be organized into a more coherent, potent force for change. This calls for publicity, networking and creating organizations. This site is meant to facilitate these endeavors.
Together we can brighten the future of generations of possible angels.