The Heritage to Flourish: Knoxville's Footpr…

We recently had a “100-year flood” here in Knoxville. The resilience of our residents within this crisis has spoken to the presence of a healthy, thriving community. This reminded me of the Flourish 51 vision of 51 percent of the world population thriving by 2051, if our society makes some changes. Dr. Martin Seligman, the pioneer of modern Positive Psychology and self-described pessimist, nevertheless has devised a framework for humans to flourish via the PERMA model. In a nutshell the model is empirically proven to increase our well-being with positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishments, offering the following concepts:

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