Home provides a place of material shelter, but it is far more than just a place to live. Its significance resides in its function as a “territory of meaning, a place where pleasure, affect and aesthetics are deeply interwoven with the functional and utilitarian dimensions of home.”
A study of two different communities: exploring the external factors influencing the happiness of inhabitants among the indigenous group, “Orang Asli” and the residents of Morten Village in Peninsular Malaysia
This paper focuses on the impact of construction activities and urbanisation towards the sustainability of communities and how these activities have impact on their happiness at home.
The traditional view that sees happiness as too subjective and vague to be included in national policy is disappearing. In other words, happiness is not just about something that every human being ultimately wants in life, as a concept is has moved across personal boundaries to the social realm.
The central theme of this conference is the contribution of home and family life to a healthy society. In reality, of course, the relation between the home and the society that hosts it, is not merely a one-way relation, but a complex, dialectical relation. The life of the home obviously conditions the character of members of the home, and their fitness to participate responsibly in social life.
The thesis of the text is that in liberal political philosophy there are no tools to conceptualize the relation between homes and society. In order to analyze the impact of the home on the public sphere, one must depart from the liberal model of the public sphere and turn towards classical thought and virtue concept.
Creating meaningful connected homes: the relationships and dynamics of household-digital technology interactions in fostering wellbeing
Changes in household composition and household life (ONS 2019) and the pervasive use of data-driven services is impacting on the characteristics and quality of home life. Remote working, online learning, platform-based consumption, telehealth, streamed entertainment and digitally mediated relationships are increasingly part of home life.
What happens to our homes once digital media become deeply and intimately inscribed into their spaces and rhythms? Do activities, relationships and roles in the household remain fundamentally the same, or do significant changes take hold?
There is much evidence that happy homes make for a happy society. Many factors contribute to either supporting happy and functional homes or undermine them. One of these, which is often overlooked, is the physical layout and design of houses and of the built environment in general (Coleman, 1987. Mehrabian, 1976).
Only a civilization focused on care can promote human flourishing and, consequently, happiness, and care should be the most significant thing learnt at home. Therefore home, care and happiness are essentially related, and all these three notions have our innate human vulnerability as their connecting thread.
UpToYou, Emotional Education for Personal Growth in the Early Years. Educating Interior Dispositions
The aim of this article is to present how the UpToYou educational program understands how emotional education of young children should be understood in the family environment during the first years of life.