One Hundred Quintillion Ways to Say Thanks: A Jewish Perspective on Happiness and Gratitude
23 Pages Posted: 10 Mar 2014
Date Written: March 9, 2014
There is a strong correlation between gratitude and happiness. People who do not exhibit gratitude will find it difficult to be happy. Evidence shows that teaching children to show gratitude enhances learning and reduces the prevalence of depression and other mental health issues. This paper examines how traditional Jewish sources view the link between gratitude and happiness.
Keywords: Happiness, gratitude, generosity, depression, prayer, positive psychology
JEL Classification: A22, A23, B11, D63, D81, G18, G21, J78, K00, K4,K40, I20, L20, L21, M1, M3, M5, M14, M19, M31, N0
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