Humans are now a powerful force of evolution. To avoid going the way of dinosaurs, humans need to learn to flourish.
According to psychologist and author, Martin Seligman, to flourish is to enjoy the benefits of pleasurable emotion, engagement in one’s work, supportive relationships, a life of meaning and a sense of accomplishment.
Seligman encourages people to go beyond the treatment of anxiety and depression to promoting various techniques for cultivating happiness.
Flourishing is essential for humanity’s continuation in our Epic adventure on planet Earth. People who are in a state of flourishing have more creativity and are better able to solve challenging problems that confront our world.
Seligman proposes that by the year 2051, 51% of world’s population will be flourishing.
See the TED talk: Martin Seligman on positive psychology