Agents, our fifth mission is to uncover the truth and unleash the power of happiness.
For many years, Agents, fields of science such as psychology, sociology, and medicine primarily focused on the study and treatment of pathologies, a scientific word that means the study of the causes and effects of disease, illness, and disorder. You are probably familiar with quite a few disorders, such as depression, chronic anxiety, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia.
Over time, however, people realized that you cannot solely focus on disease to understand what it truly means to be healthy and well. This is because being healthy is not simply the absence of disease, but the PRESENCE of other, vital qualities of life that lead to good health and to happiness.
And Agents, don’t you think these vital qualities of life equally deserve to be studied and understood? Many psychologists and sociologists thought so, too. As a result, a new branch of psychology called positive psychology was born!
Positive psychology believes that if we can study and treat illness, we can study and PROMOTE wellness. And, by promoting wellness, we can prevent illness to reduce it from happening, while being better equipped to help those who do get sick heal and recover!
It makes sense, doesn’t it? And it's safe to say that all members of the Human Family prefer happiness over suffering for themselves and their loved ones, which makes understanding and promoting happiness incredibly important!
So, let’s reveal some of what positive psychology has found so far, and what it can teach us about happiness.
In the following video, Agents Oprah Winfrey and Louie Schwartzberg will guide us through the mystery and science behind happiness.