In order for humanity to evolve according to its potential and civilization to better advance, life essentials and necessities of people, families, communities, societies must be well provided and established and humanity or sentience common habitat well protected for present as well as future generations. There are many alternatives, however one of the most meaningful and effective solution is to establish a national as well as a global Well Being Index. The Well Being Index should be dynamically based on individual as well global collective aspirations, emancipation and dreams of people, families, communities, societies and humanity to advance well being and the common good. The Well Being Index would also serve as beneficial and effective tools for government and civil societies to collective analyze, manage, transform and advance societies for the better good of all.
Presently, Happiness Index are being used in many nations as tools of developing better means and environment for better living. However, the present global Happiness Index lack the essence of such as environment rights, life meanings and purposes, aspirations of a good life, emancipation of a better life, the vision of a better world and humanity and more or less focus on the parts rather on the whole. Happiness can be disguised, exaggerated or state of mind. Happiness can be also due to naiveness (also an attribute for happiness), unconsciousness or unawareness. People can be happy on the sufferings of others or while other suffers. Therefore, happiness is more subjective and does not imply well being and can be difficult to formalize and characterize. Well being parameters would include such as wealthy and health environment, good habitat, well developed physically and mentally, good nutrition, knowledgeable, intellect, freedom, democracy, peace, harmony, non-violence, meanings and purposes of existence, collective consciousness and awareness and the common good. Thus well being is more objective which can imply happiness and is much easier and realistic to formalize and characterize.
Recently, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), in which the US is a member, has released a Better Life Index structure and data base http://www.oecdbetterlifeindex.org/ for the better advancement of societies and well being.
We strongly urge the US government to support and collaborate with civil societies, institutions and communities in building a national Well Being Index based on the Better Life Index to properly or better support, serve and sustain the aspirations, emancipation and needs of people, families, communities and the nation and to advance the common good and life meaningful dimensions.
We also urge the US government to accelerate the support and collaboration with the UN, OECD and global alliance to build a Global Well Being Index (Better Life Index) for long lasting benefits to sentience and sentience humanity common habitat. The efforts could be included as part the UN and alliance initiative in building a Global Governance since the parameters and structures would strengthen, complement, advance and reflect UN charter, values, principles, conventions, international treaties and Millennium Goals very well.
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