Happiness, It Really Is What Matters


Back in May of last year I wrote a blog post about a lovely lady who found true happiness in her work. She found it later in life than maybe she would have wanted to, but she is still happy doing it, decades later.

image015It was only a hypothesis when the concepts for The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ were conceived – if we can get a lot more of the 70% of unhappy people to be happier in their jobs, whatever that may be, much of the problems we face as a society would begin to get better. How do people find happiness in the way they make a living? Well, it relies on them knowing what their passion is and then having the tools and information to make that passion pay the bills. It is that simple.

Today’s blog highlights an independent short film that addresses a study of the happiness level of people and ranks the unhappiest cities in the USA. Topping the list at number one was a bit of a shock, but also a reinforcement of our findings within The Project. 

Being focused on Northeastern Pennsylvania, Scranton is the largest and closest city to the region. Guess which city was ranked number one, the unhappiest city in the entire country? Yep, Scranton Pennsylvania – The Electric City seems to have a dim outlook on things.

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Half Empty: Life in America’s Unhappiest City (a documentary)

Here is the short movie by independent film maker Kenny Luck.

Half Empty: Life in America’s Unhappiest City (a documentary) 

In the film Mr. Luck tries to determine what are the reasons behind this once great industrial city being such an unhappy place and also reveals some thoughts on local residents about how they view the glass – half full or half empty.

 Why is this so pertinent to our work at The Project?

Because we see this trend in a lot more places and many other studies/polls point into a furthering of this level of unhappiness. We need to first stop this trend and then reverse it. It will not be easy. It will not be fast. It will not fix everything. BUT we must make this happen and we must begin with the future generations as our country’s future is in their hands. We best make it a good one.