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Arun Abey - ANU Speech - Connection Between Happiness and Wealth

<a href="/articles/arun-abey-anu-speech-connection-between-happiness-and-wealth">Arun Abey - ANU Speech - Connection Between Happiness and Wealth</a>

Some decades ago, I sat where you are sitting, waiting to get my degree. It was one the greatest days of my life. I had many happy years on the campus, but was looking forward to excellent job prospects, with Economics and Arts degrees from the ANU. Like most of you, I had little money of my own, and from high school I had spent many hours working in supermarkets to help pay my way ... It is natural for graduates and their very proud but also long suffering parents to be sitting here and thinking "Great, I am now going to try and get a well-paying job, secure myself financially, and that will be the key to being happy." I want to share with you a radical thought: Based on my experience, as well as the latest behavioural research, you should, in fact, be thinking about the opposite. Read full article

Raising Barry - an Unconventional Parent Raises a President

<a href="/blogs/arunabey/2011/11/15/raising-barry-an-unconventional-parent-raises-a-president">Raising Barry - an Unconventional Parent Raises a President</a>

Ann Dunham (Soetoro) Sutoro’s life is changing the course of history, yet most people have never heard of this remarkable woman. When I first met Ann in Jakarta in March 1981, I had no idea how great an impact she would have on world history and politics ... We had an immediate rapport. Ann saw me as a young person who shared her idealism and passion for solving the problems of poverty in Indonesia. Perhaps I reminded her of her son Barry, born in Hawaii in 1961, a few years younger than me, and then studying and working in the United States. Read full article

How Much Is Enough? Money, Time, Happiness

<a href="/parenting-resources/parenting-style/how-much-is-enough-money-time-happiness">How Much Is Enough? Money, Time, Happiness</a>

Book: How Much is Enough by Arun Abey and Andrew Ford. The 2nd Edition of this popular title features an entirely new chapter on the relationship between Kids, Money and Happiness, based on requests from parents for help in this complex area. How can we help our kids achieve emotional resilience and wealth? And why, if we're so rich, aren't we so happy? Read full article