If happiness was taught at school, what would the world look like?

My friend Nathalie, author of the blog Origin.all, sent me this video about a japanese teacher.

It starts with a dialogue between the teacher and his pupills on the first day of school:

« What is the most important thing this year?

– To be happy!

– What are we here for?

– To be happy! »

Surprinsingly, there is a lot of crying in the documentary because being happy doesn’t mean avoiding pain. He is teaching the kids and the viewer that bonding, caring, empathy, trust, friendship help go through difficult time. The teacher , Toshiro Kanamori, can also be hard but in the end his goal is to show how precious life is, to guide them to principles that make a happy life.