Coliving Will Make The World A Happier Place
Article by David Lowe
Happiness is considered to be the true measure of social progress and the goal of public policy. The World Happiness Report 2017 was published and highlighted one of the biggest surprises: the US ranked a lowly 14th place (Norway topped the charts). In 2007, the American superpower was at number 3 among the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries. How the mighty has fallen.
So what causes a first world country with everything you could possibly need to have such unhappy people? Sure you can blame the President, the bankers or The American Dream that you bought into that is not being realized. People talk about the secret to happiness. Thousands of books have been published on the subject. But are they masking the true problem: that happiness is not gained from external sources? When we buy a new house, car or watch, we are happy for a few days, maybe a week. Then the buzz dies and we are left wanting more. We seek the serotonin hit that the previous purchase gave us. If we focus on internal factors — our health, wellness, our knowledge and be grateful for what we have, happiness is suddenly well within reach.
Our Founder David Lowe appeared on national TV recently talking about how he wants to lead the US from 14th to 1st place in the World Happiness Report and how Qwerky coliving communities will change the way we will live. You can watch the interview on The American Dream Show below:
Happiness is in Qwerky’s DNA. We want you to experience our coliving communities and become happier people. If you don’t, we are failing you. Our goal is to develop technology that enhances you daily life and helps you to connect with more people, fulfill your potential and increase your happiness. It can sound a little cheesy for sure but who doesn’t want to be happier. Not the happy with the fake “have a nice day” smile. The real smile that is a manifestation of the warm glow you are feeling inside you. In her TED talk, Grace Kim tells us how cohousing can make us happier and live longer. Movements like this and coliving are proving that as human beings, we are better and happier together.
The question we ask you is: What makes you happy? Looking forward to your comments below.