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International

guide


"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from our own actions"
Dalai Lama

of a happy man

INDEX

1. Introduction

2. Description of the project

3. Definitions of happiness

4. Similar characteristics

5. Tips to be happy/ successful in life

6. Art gallery

7. Words of thanks

1.introduction

Dear Reader,


The guide you are reading is the result of extremely hard work and great commitment of young people, whose aim was to find universal and timeless values that will lead them to a happy life.

In this quide you will find stories of 41 people from different countries, different cultures and different generations, who will show you where to find happiness and prove that everyone can achieve it.

We hope that with these tips you can find joy, fulfillment and happiness in your life.

2. description

The guide is the main product of the project " Work is success, time is money, back to the roots" under the Erasmus + programme.







Students from 5 schools in four countries, namely France, Lithuania, Poland and Romania took part in the implementation of the project.

school partner

Vilniaus r. Maišiagalos
kun. Juzefo Obrembskio gimnazija

Lithuania

school partner

Vilniaus šv. Jono Pauliaus II gimnazija

Lithuania

school partner

Collège Pierre et Marie Curie France

school partner

Szkoła Podstawowa
im. Konstytucji 3 Maja

w Śmiglu
Poland

school partner

Partestii de Sus
Lower Secondary School

- Cacica Lower Secondary School in Romania

interviews

Students from each school interviewed 9 people from their region representing three generations and 3 different categories i.e. people who have achieved financial success, people who are fulfilled and people who have won the battle against disease and addiction.

Representatives from Maišiagala, Lithuania

Zygmunt Verbaitis

Saulius Skambinas

Rita Tamašunienė

Renata Minkevičiūtė

Eldar Šabanovič

Olga Čepukoit

Representatives from Maišiagala, Lithuania


Alicja Zdziarska

Helena Piurko

Anna Szymańska

Representatives from Maišiagala, Lithuania

Karolina

Jonas

Lukas

Representatives from

Vilnius, Lithuania

Božena Sokolinska-Krasilova

Adam Blaškevič

Marek Blaževič

Representatives from

Vilnius, Lithuania

Barbara

Vaškovič
and Danuta Zaleckienė

Daniel Stankevič

Daniel Tolokonikov

Representatives from

Vilnius, Lithuania

Representatives from Neufchateau, France

Mr Simon Leclerc

Mr Thierry Dubois

Mr Bernard Toquard

Representatives from Neufchateau, France

Mr Roland Thomas

Representatives from Cacica, Romania

Ghervazen Longher

Alexandru Sahlean

Paul Croitoriu

Representatives from

Cacica, Romania

dr Anton Andronic

Alexandra Bǎlǎcian

Elena Boloca

Dinu Radu Ciuc

Ana Maria Muşinǎ

Robert Cehaniuc

Representatives from

Cacica, Romania

Bartek Sikora

Ania Wróblewska

Aleksandra Benyskiewicz

Representatives from

Śmigiel, Poland

Natalia Fiebig

Zofia Kurpisz

Piotr Wasielewski

Representatives from

Śmigiel, Poland

Sebastian Kamiński

Wincenty Wypych

Mirosław Pawlak

Representatives from

Śmigiel, Poland

working on
the project

The implementation of this project involved a tremendous amount of activities. Under the supervision and with the help of teachers, students conducted interviews, translated texts into English, cooperated with their peers from other countries by writing emails and using social networking sites; created surveys, quizzes and presentations. However, the greatest adventure was the virtual exchanges hosted by schools from Lithuania, France and Romania

Virtual exchange in Lithuania

Virtual exchange in Lithuania

Virtual exchange in France

Virtual exchange in France

Virtual exchange in France

Virtual exchange in Romania

Virtual exchange in Romania

students' exchange in Poland

students' exchange in Poland

questions for the interviews

The interview subjects answered some of the most important questions:


1. What is happiness for you?
2. What achievements do you consider the most important/groundbreaking?
3. What personal features help you in your everyday life?
4. What are you proud of?
5. If you could go back in time and change something, would you do thaat?
6. Could you give your own advice for happiness?

3.definitions
of success
and happiness

People from all countries describe what happiness
and success mean.

French representatives

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Romanian representatives

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Lithuanian representatives

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Lithuanian representatives

Polish representatives

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4.characteristics

People from all countries list similar characteristics that help to be successful and happy in life.

PERSONAL TRAITS

1. self-confident

2. diligent
3. patient
4. honest
5. hard- working
6. brave

PERSONAL TRAITS

7. creative

8. optimistic
9. persistent
10. intelligent
11. independent
12. decisive

PERSONAL TRAITS

13. cheerful

14. faithful
15. reliable
16. communicative
17. family minded
18. stubborn

5. tips

People from all countries give us some advice how to be successful and happy in life.

10 PIECES OF ADVICE HOW TO BE HAPPY


ADVICE NUMBER 1:

FAITH - BELIEVE

Faith has many embodiments, so it is worth finding yourself in it, finding your own sources of faith.


“You can always appeal to God in life. He is the One who will listen and advise even in the most difficult and darkest situations."

"God is to be worshiped because He is everywhere and in everyone."


ADVICE NUMBER 2:

FAMILY - RELY ON YOUR FAMILY


Just like the faith and God, your family could bring not only help and support, but also your day-to-day happiness.



,,Addiction can be a tunnel without light at the end. When you get addicted, you can turn to your family and to your loved ones for help. They will surely find the solution for your problems.''


,,Happiness means having my whole family healthy and seeing them happy every day. ''



ADVICE NUMBER 3:

VALUES - HAVE YOUR VALUES

It is very important to build an individual pyramid of values that has to be kept to and respected.


"No one should pursue materialistic things in their lives because true happiness comes from intangible values."



ADVICE NUMBER 4:

FREEDOM - BE FREE

Freedom has to take a high place in your pyramid of values because it opens up many possibilities and helps with self-development. However, it is worth remembering that freedom has its limits that cannot be stepped over.


"Freedom is important in raising a child. Children or teenagers should have the freedom of choice but only parents must be responsible for the entire family."




ADVICE NUMBER 5:

CHOICE - MAKE A CHOICE

A man is free to make a choice and since the fate depends on the choice the person has made, it is important to make the right decision.



,,The environment always has a great influence on a person. Despite the conditions, a person always has a choice which people they spend time or live with. Happiness will come much easier if the right circle of closest people is chosen."





ADVICE NUMBER 6:

OPTIMISM - BEING OPTIMISTIC

It is worth looking for something good even in bad situations because an optimistic attitude makes people move forward, they do not stop, they do not pay attention to obstacles and have positive emotions.




,,There is one universal piece of advice: always take a step forward. Never go backwards. All in all, in business, if you are standing on a precipice and you have to jump with a parachute, it is better to take that step forward, even if you do not know how to land, it is much better to take a step forward than to give up."






ADVICE NUMBER 7:
ENVIRONMENT - FINDING YOURSELF IN YOUR SURROUNDINGS

Our surroundings have a great influence on us, so we need to be in an environment where we feel safe and comfortable.




,,Happiness is all around us, we just need to be able to find it. Positive thinking, colours of the beautiful world, happy children and family - I guess that is happiness. Happiness is what you do and what you like doing."







ADVICE NUMBER 8:

WORK – WORK HARD

Work means a huge effort that produces visible and delightful results, that is why hard work is essential if you want to lead a happy life.





"Remember that what we are doing today will have consequences in the future."

"Work 24/7 - and I'm not kidding here, hard work is the key to achieving something in the life."






ADVICE NUMBER 9:

HOBBY - SHAPE YOUR PERSONALITY THROUGH HOBBIES

Finding yourself through learning new things and being involved in activities that educate and fascinate us is the basis for working on ourselves, and thus - for happiness.






"Singing helps me too, because I love singing and I sing a lot."






ADVICE NUMBER 10:

EXPERIENCE - RELY ON EXPERIENCE

Experience is the best way to gain knowledge of life. We learn with the help of it what mistakes not to make and how to behave.







“Unfortunately, ordinary verbal advice and admonitions may not work for an addict. Conversations with real witnesses are the most effective here. Their words go to the heart and make you think.”






Enjoy the little things

Be yourself
Plan your goals

Appreciate what you have

Be positive, don't worry about small things
Do what you love

REMEMBER!

Be flexible, strong, brave and not be tied to one vision of happiness

Try to make your dreams come true

Fulfill your own dreams but not the expectations of others

Find out what you really want in life

Believe in God

Help others
Study, learn, seek knowledge
Trust yourself

Never give up

Be persistent in your goal
Work hard
Be surrounded by positive people

6. art gallery

All students were inspired by the idea of the guide and created art works showing their understanding of it.

Adriana
Lithuania

Bogdan
Lithuania

Lilija
Lithuania

Evelina
Lithuania

Daniel
Lithuania

Veronika
Lithuania

Adriana
Lithuania

Bogdan
Lithuania

Zosia
Poland

Wojtek
Poland

Miłosz
Poland

Asia
Poland

Edvile, Lithuania

Kamila, Lithuania

Tomasz and Daniel
Lithuania

Karolina, Diana, Wiktoria,
Lithuania

Seweryn, Lithuania

Robert
Lithuania

Emilia and Wanessa
Lithuania

Kornelia, Lithuania

Lilija
Lithuania

happiness
Romania

achievements
Romania

collage
Romania

Laurine and Leone
France

Maelyne, Elya and Othilie
France

achievements
Romania

Mae, Milo and Baptiste
France

Romane and Soumeya
France


Comics "Our Heroes of interviews"
Krzysztof, Lithuania

7. words
of thanks

We would like to thank all the people who gave us the possibility to create the guide. Thank you for sharing your stories, successes and moments that challenged you.

Thank you for opening your hearts to us, for showing us the most important values in life and the qualities we should cultivate in ourselves.

You have shown us the most important truth- the way to happiness is within ourselves. Following your advice, it is much easier to find the right way. You are our true heroes and signposts to a happy life.

Project Participants

" Those who bring a ray of sunshine into other people's lives, are the people who can't keep it to themselves"

James M. Barrie

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