19. Mar, 2022

Some thoughts about happiness ...

Picture taken from Mapped: Global Happiness Levels in 2022

"This year marks the 10th anniversary of the World Happiness Report, which uses global survey data to report how people evaluate their own lives in more than 150 countries worldwide. The World Happiness Report 2022 reveals a bright light in dark times."

You might know or remember that I am doing ballroom dancing together with my wife every Sunday. Due to this we are also interested in the yearly Dancing with the Stars show, or as it is called in Germany --> Let's Dance. After having pure women and men couples, blind and deaf participants and somebody with an amputee leg, we do have Mathias Mester this year, a Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games Silver medalist in shot put, who is small in stature. He is dancing together with the last year Champion Pro. Good preconditions, but you need much more to win.

First you need to practice the dance technique, you need to understand the characteristics of every dance, you have to be an entertainer and show your emotions to the outside. The entire package counts in the end and Mathias is really doing a great job so far, given the fact that he is much smaller than the dance partner. The way how he is handling being small in stature, what he is basically doing his whole life already, seems to be an advantage as he does start from a different level with respect to entertainment and showing emotions, compared to most of the other candidates. He has a very high level of self reflection, self awareness and motivation, something the competitors have to learn the hard way during the shows every week.

Another good example from the US version of the show is Amy Purdy, she was the first double amputee contestant to ever appear on the show, she finished as 2nd in the end, what a great achievement. See all her dances here.

  • The 6 Stances Of A Scrum Master
  • The New Happy
  • TED Playlist: Insects are awesome!
  • Mental time travel is a great decision-making tool — this is how to use it