Hi there! 

My name is Merijn Ruis, I am 25 years old. 

Together with the organization BrightVibes I am trying to make this world a happy and loving place with this website!

      For quite a long time I followed the status quo. I graduated school, took a side job and went to college.
However.. during my college period I started realizing that I can amount to much more when I follow my own intrinsic motivation instead of doing whatever people expect from me. I started reading about positive psychology, self development and happiness and I began practicing meditation. In my spare time I was making music and I started creating and teaching lessons in happiness for children. I found out that I wasn’t the only one who was working with happiness so I decided to write my thesis on at a company that was currently teaching happiness lessons to children. This inspired me even more. The name of this company is Gelukskoffer. You can check them out here: www.gelukskoffer.nl. 

 

After I graduated my study of applied psychology last year. I stopped following the norm and the expectations of other people and I started living life the way that feels right for me. I had saved some money and I decided to use all my savings to fund an unconditional basic income for myself for the following year. I did this so I could focus 100% on the things that I value as important. It was a really scary thing to do, but it felt right. So what happened? I wrote poetry and songs, I made inspirational video’s, I traveled, I read and I thought a lot about what it means to be alive and I began doing some public speaking about the things I had learned and I taught happiness to children. Since I did not have to worry about making money I had the time to focus on the important stuff!

 

In this year I also encountered an awesome organization called BrightVibes. They make inspiring media to improve the world. Eventually I pitched my idea of creating this platform. They believe in it and they wanted to make this happen. So a massive thank you for BrightVibes, without you guys this platform would not exist!

 

I hope that this platform will become a place where teachers share their knowledge on topics like happiness, health, love and relationships and where teachers can find ideas, stories and exercises about these topics so they can teach it in the classroom themselves. 


I am just one person and I do not know everything. However I hope that this first lesson will plant a seed for something greater. If you would like to help with nurturing this seed we will be enjoying it’s fruits in no time! 

Or to put it more straightforward. Let’s work together to change the education system! And teach the whole world about happiness. Because education is where a new world starts. Teachers have the most important job in the world, they create the future. 

Hi there! 

My name is Merijn Ruis, I am 25 years old. 

Together with the organization BrightVibes I am trying to make this world a happy and loving place with this website!

      For quite a long time I followed the status quo. I graduated school, took a side job and went to college.
However.. during my college period I started realizing that I can amount to much more when I follow my own intrinsic motivation instead of doing whatever people expect from me. I started reading about positive psychology, self development and happiness and I began practicing meditation. In my spare time I was making music and I started creating and teaching lessons in happiness for children. I found out that I wasn’t the only one who was working with happiness so I decided to write my thesis at a company that was currently teaching happiness lessons to children. This inspired me a lot. The name of this company is Gelukskoffer. If you are interested in these kind of topics be sure to check them out: www.gelukskoffer.nl. 

 

After I graduated my study of applied psychology last year. I stopped following the norm and the expectations of other people and I started living life the way that feels right for me. I had saved some money and I decided to use all my savings to fund an unconditional basic income for myself for the following year. I did this so I could focus 100% on the things that I value as important. It was a really scary thing to do, but it felt right. So what happened? I wrote poetry and songs, I made inspirational video’s, I traveled, I read and I thought a lot about what it means to be alive and I began doing some public speaking about the things I had learned and I taught happiness to children. Since I did not have to worry about making money I had the time to focus on the important stuff!

 

In this year I also encountered an awesome organization called BrightVibes. They make inspiring media to improve the world. You can visit their website here: www.brightvibes.com. Eventually I pitched my idea of creating this platform. They believe in it and they wanted to make this happen. So a massive thank you for BrightVibes, without you guys this platform wouldn’t exist! 

 

I hope that this platform will become a place where teachers share their knowledge on topics like happiness, health, love and relationships and where teachers can find ideas, stories and exercises about these topics so they can teach it in the classroom themselves. 


I am just one person and I do not know everything. However I hope that this first lesson will plant a seed for something greater. If you would like to help with nurturing this seed we will be enjoying it’s fruits in no time! 

 Or to put it more straightforward. Let’s work together to change the education system! And teach the whole world about happiness. Because education is where a new world starts. Teachers have the most important job in the world, they create the future.  

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