Learning together to be happy

Learning together to be happy

World Down Syndrome Day It is no coincidence that International Happiness Day is a day before World Down Syndrome Day. The reason is simple — people with Down syndrome are the happiest people on earth. On my travels around the world, I have visited many schools for children with Down syndrome. I have learned firsthand how truly happy and accepted these children are in their schools. Of course, when I come home and visit what others call “normal” schools, I see how unhappy people are — anxious,... Continue Reading →

Do we really want peace?

Do we really want peace?

Do we really want peace? After my successful presentation with the inmates in the prison in Mexico last month, I was looking forward to continue visiting them every now and then, but when I arrived in Mexico this time, I was shocked when I learned that they didn’t want anyone else to talk to them. Their argument was, that the inmates were “too quiet” and they feared they were planning something. The truth is that I found it hard to believe, but then I realized that the fact is we mistrust peace. We are even uncomfortable.... Continue Reading →

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