The Sufficiency Philosophy
The sufficiency philosophy is reflected in simple lifestyles, especially of rural Thais in the pursuit of happiness. I call it the “Simplicity of Happiness”(PRIS). People are living a simply yet happily. Materialistic goods are minimally utilized and not used in excess. There is focus on cultural values: religion, family, warm/healthy relationships, and interpersonal interactions. I will later compare the specific family traits(WILL RETURN LATER).
Buddism principles were present in the art work- “Work is a wisdom treasure for Thai people.” From a religious perspective, this makes sense as they work so hard whether in a hotel, making food, making a floral arrangement, sewing a pair of pants, or driving around a Tuk Tuk. Components of work include: “mindfulness, perservearance, and sharp wisdom. ““A land of happiness, wealth, and prosperity.”