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What is the definition of happiness?
One makes us believe that it is an illusion, a hope, a compromise to pain, an endless search or a question of aptitudes. One seeks to convince us we can access this state only after death, or after a painful training, that it is something similar to perfection or the possession of many goods, all things reserved to a few chosen ones. In fact, each one of us has his or her OWN definition of happiness. Thus, the people who seem to have everything can be very unhappy and others, who have nothing, can be very happy.
Happiness is a concrete state, as you realize the very moment your suffer or experience unhappiness. Our education doesn’t teach us to ask the good and right questions (to obtain the right answers), so we can become happy citizens free of their choices, able to give up their fears. Charles Taylor, student at the University of Berkeley, translates it with his words: “I learned that to reinvent the world, I need to reinvent myself”. In other words, it all depends exclusively on us: if we have all the capacities to be happy, we are our own executioners. We can become the masters of the game or remain slaves of our beliefs… just like this famous writer who once apostrophized me saying: “how can you talk about The Right to Happiness when some don't even have a roof?” What if they were roofless only because they are not able to exert their Right to Happiness? Here is the right question that we need to ask ourselves!
As a conclusion to the definition of happiness, the recent study of the British Medical Journal has shown an interesting characteristic: happiness is contagious. Let us wish a pandemic….

Does the Right to Happiness really exist?
The Right to Happiness is a man’s right to live for himself, to choose his own private, personal, individual happiness and to work to its achievement, as long as he respects the same right for others. It means that a man cannot be forced to devote his life to the happiness of another man nor of any number of other men. It means that the collectivity cannot decide for him what it is, neither be the purpose of a man’s existence, nor prescribe his choice of happiness. It means that a man has the right to take the actions he deems necessary to achieve his happiness. As Ayn Rand wrote, it does not mean that others must make him happy.
Pierre Dac expressed the same in a very direct way: “Although each of us considers to be entitled to happiness, the majority of people is unconsciously stuck in misfortune […]” To exert one’s Right to Happiness, one has to ask the good questions to break free and choose one’s life, one’s happiness and to take the responsibility for it, according to the answers. Right to Happiness rhymes with self-respect. By exerting this Right to Happiness, you are sure to live your life, not the one that others have chosen for you, or that answers only your fears: you’ll like what you are and what you do. No need to be jealous of the neighbor’s greener grass.
Exerting the Right to Happiness will be a real progress in the history of humanity and a gift to be transmitted to our children, just as important as saving the planet.
If the Right to Happiness did not exist, do you think that it would be written in the Constitution of several countries (like the United States of America, for instance)? Let us cling on the subject, let’s bring an answer to one of the essential questions of our life and find solutions for our children!

What are the objectives of the World League for the Right to Happiness?
The World League for The Right to Happiness’s goal is not to change the world in theory but to have citizens, governments and companies work together to find the right balance between the market laws and our Right to Happiness, regarding, for instance, information, education, work relations and private life.

Our first goal is to include the Right to Happiness as one of the natural, unalienable and sacred rights of man in the Constitution of each country in the world. Our second goal is to make the Right to Happiness a reality in your daily life.

In the digital era of the World Wide Web, the World League for The Right to Happiness is a unique international movement, which brings us all together. Its target is to become the spokesman of all citizens on our planet in front of governments and companies, regarding The Right to Happiness.

It supports neither a governance of a political system, nor a philosophy, nor a religion, nor a way of living, nor a country, nor a category of human beings.

Who are you, Murielle van Boxem Founder of the World League for the Right to Happiness?
I have met more than 250.000 people, of all ages, conditions, all nationalities and different beliefs, thanks to my international activities in training and consulting for companies and governments. This background allowed me to listen and to observe my contemporaries who have inspired me with the idea of The Right to Happiness. Most people are not sure of what they want to do with their life and they let themselves being carried by a predetermined stream which does not fit them. In conclusion, they never like what they are, nor what they do, or what they have. Because they are not asking the right questions they often become bitter, envious and isolated.
I am very pragmatic and have no taste for empty promises and great theories. I do not carry on any political, trade-union or religious activity. I do not have anything of a guru or a life teacher, a demagogue, and even less a revolutionist. Others are doing that much better than I do. I worked on this project for almost 4 years before it became a reality and I would like to thank every person that I have met for the past 25 years and who have contributed to this initiative.

Can I use the logo and the name "Right to happiness"?
The name and the logo are registered for all countries and have a copyright. Their use is subjected to prior written approval in order to ensure the ethics of the concept and its sincere application (Please contact us:contact@righttohappiness.org).