Great Citizens Declaration
It is important that in the upcoming time a real effort takes place to move towards a form of
direct democracy. This should live up to psychological principles of the science of Positive
Psychology principles to:
a. assure physical, mental and spiritual health of citizens
b. make sure that social interactions are smooth and
c. positive reinforcement of behavior.
“We, citizens of the world, therefore, solemnly publish and declare that we are free from
coercive measures that are evidently not in our best interest. We declare that we are
capable of making our own decisions in all areas of life, respecting all life on earth as well
as respecting the earth itself. We will do everything in our power to make sure we pursue
happiness, but will also make sure that this will not be at a cost of other people’s happiness
and or will harm the earth or living beings in any way.”
On May 15, 2022, this declaration was authored and signed in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, by:
Prof. Dr. Michaéla Schippers
Professor of behavior and performance management at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, Director of the Erasmus Centre for Study and Career Success, on a personal note.