Local author explores possibility of worldwide happiness in new book
By Kristina Houck
From peace in the Middle East to global warming, local author Dr. M. M. Moharir explores how to solve the world’s problems in his recently published book, “Success, Happiness & Manifesto of ‘Happism.’”
The book suggests a new world order through Moharir’s theory of happism, which aims for permanent and sustainable happiness on Earth.
“This may not be possible in our generation,” Moharir said. “Like capitalism, communism, imperialism, socialism — happism is a world order. If we follow that order, then there will be happiness in the whole world.”
Although Moharir admits it’s a “tall order,” he said happism is not an “abstract concept.”
In fact, throughout his 164-page book, Moharir demonstrates how he believes the happism theory can solve any national or international problem using a single system oriented solution (SOS) format based on a 360-degree, bias-free rationale derived from the manifesto of happism and its supporting principles.
“This book is so important,” said Moharir, who has sent copies of his book to President Barack Obama, former President Bill Clinton, former Vice President Al Gore, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), Rep. Scott Peters (D-52) and other U.S. politicians. He plans to eventually publish the book internationally.
“My life mission is to give this message to the world. It is not just for the U.S., Europe or Africa. It is for all humanity.”
Born in India, Moharir earned his bachelor and master’s degrees in his native country before coming to the U.S. in 1970, where he earned a second master’s degree as well as a Ph.D. in aerospace at West Virginia University. He worked as an aerospace scientist and engineer on various NASA and U.S. Defense Department projects for 30 years.
Happily married for 45 years and the father of two adult sons — both medical doctors — Moharir is now enjoying retired life.
“I have achieved what I wanted to achieve in my life,” said Moharir, who lives in Rancho Peñasquitos. “I thought, ‘What did I do in my life to get my satisfaction, to get my happiness?’”
This question led to Moharir’s concept for his book, which starts off exploring individual happiness, then community happiness, nationwide happiness, and finally, worldwide happiness, resulting in his theory of “happism.”
“Individual success and happiness can be extrapolated for the community and nation,” he said. “And then, if every nation is happy, it becomes world happiness.”
Moharir will read from his book and sign copies during a book signing event 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 21 at the Rancho Peñasquitos Library, which is located at 13330 Salmon River Road in San Diego.
“I hope people take hope for the future, inspiration,” said Moharir, before reading a selection from his book.
“Without the implementation of Happism Manifesto, we, the human beings, will never attain the happiness level God has intended by giving us a brilliant brain and the beautiful Mother Earth,” he read. “However, no matter what happiness level we attain, life will go on ’till the sun shines and the Earth stays in its orbit. The question is: What type of world will we leave behind for our future generations?”
For more information about the book or to purchase a copy, visit amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com.