Side view photo of mound of white & pink daisies, repeated in an insert of a 5-minute introductory video about the Philosophy of Happiness book.






Closeup square photo of a white-petaled daisy on green background facing viewer. The daisy is the symbol of the Philosophy of Happiness book.



 explore your own philosophy

Dear Visitor:


Taking someone else's word for what makes us happy and how to attain it - or how much our happiness should even matter - has caused great damage and misery to humans, humanity, and our environment. It is high time to change that.


True progress toward happiness can only be made if we realize what makes us happy and then realize what makes us happy. And because we are different from each other and our circumstances vary, happiness may have different meanings and means for each of us at different times. For these reasons, the intent of my work is to support individuals in exploring, developing, and implementing their own ideas of happiness.


Of course, we have much in common in our quest to preserve and improve our existence and the existence of what we hold dear. And when we look closely, happiness reveals itself as the supreme organizational principle for individual humans and humanity and beyond nature in general. Like all universal principles once they are understood, the principle of happiness is elegantly simple and offers clear guidance on wellbeing in harmony with it. Head frame photo of Martin Janello, the author of the Philosophy of Happiness book and website.


But to be effective this guidance must be related to our particular circumstances. My work assists readers in this vital undertaking without presuming what makes them happy. We each must find that out for ourselves because only we can know what makes us happy. All I can legitimately do is offer help in the process of self-realization. Toward this purpose, I take readers through journeys of inquiry through common themes of human existence so they might confirm, or gain knowledge about, the state and conditions of their happiness and derive actionable insights.


I hope you find my work stimulating and helpful. I spent much time and energy on establishing a new, comprehensive philosophy of happiness because I care about each of the persons who might individually benefit from it and want to do my part helping humanity diminish and master its challenges. My work is independently generated and published by me. Its success depends in large part on referrals by individuals like you. So if you like my work or think it deserves consideration, I would appreciate your telling others. Sharing buttons are located at the top of each page.


Thank you and best wishes,


Martin Janello



Drawing in black ink of an open daisy flower facing the viewer. The daisy is the symbol of the Philosophy of Happiness book.