This was my second course on Coursera. The title speaks for itself. But why have I selected this as the second course?
I have followed the steps which I mentioned in the previous article.
- Selection of Course: Who does not want to be happy? But there is more to happiness than just the feeling of being happy. Research shows that there are umpteen number of benefits of being happy. It enhances absorption rate of new content in life. I am in the process making my foundation strong. So improving my happiness is definitely a place to start my exciting journey. If you are already happy, you can still do this course because you can learn a few new things about how happiness works.
- Contents of the course: The course tells about the seven sins which we usually commit in our everyday life which steals our happiness. Each week ends with a habit which we have to inculcate to nullify the negative effects of our sins. So this course is not just about one way listening, but also helps you inculcate a few good habits.
- Level of the course: It is a course which requires neither psychology basics nor technical knowledge. It is a course which people from any educational background can do. Even if you don’t have an educational degree, if you just know the language, you can still do this course.
- Rating and Reviews of the course: It is rated as 4.7 on coursera. There were mixed reviews. Some of them found it useful. Others who were not open to change or who were already happy might not have found it useful.
- Duration of course: The course was for around 2 hours a week for 6 weeks. That was not too hectic for me.
- Finding time: I was doing the course for around 20 minutes each day. If I found any lesson interesting, I used to spend a little more time on that.
|Devaluing Happiness||Prioritize but don’t pursue happiness|
|Chasing Superiority||Pursuing Flow|
|Love addict / Avoidant||Provide Love|
|Overly Control seeking||Taking Personal responsibility for happiness|
|Distrusting Others||Exercising smart trust and forgiving others|
|Distrusting Life||Dispassionate pursuit of passion|