I love to cheer up people as I have such pleasure in seeing people put on a sincere smile. According to the Happiness Index in 2010, Hong Kong people who were born after 1980 are getting harder to be happy in their own way, their general happiness index is 4.14, which is below the average as shown in a scientific research, 40% of Hong Kong people among this age group are feeling anxious.
The label ‘Post-80’s’ does not represent anything good at all. The term ‘Post-80’s’ originated from the mainland China and was used to describe immature kids, now young adults, who were raised under the one-child policy and overly protected by their parents. They are generally known to be selfish and ignorant of current affairs.
This book is designed to introduce a positive attitude toward life to the ‘Post-80’s’, to provide a platform for them to express themselves freely and let the general public gain a better understanding of the youth culture in Hong Kong and denounce the misconception and stereotype towards them.
The HD close-up portrait shots are made to leave a deep impression of imperfection to the readers, as to remind them that everyone has its own flaws and beauty, we are all human, born similarly different. The interviewee’s own Facebook selfie is put on the sleeve-page, to reveal the difference between reality and how they see themselves.
The book documented the thoughts of the ‘Post-80’s’ and obtained from 80 people in 10 open questions regarding happiness:
1. How do you define happiness?
2. How do you obtain happiness?
3. Are you happy?
4. Do you think the other Post-80’s are happy? Why do you think in this way?
5. What is the happiest thing you have ever experienced?
6. What is the unhappiest thing you have ever experienced?
7. Do you have a dream? if yes, what is that and why? if no, why not?
8. If you faced a difficulty, how would you handle it? What kind of attitude you have?
9. Do you think Hong Kong has a future? Why?
10. What kind of role will you have in the future? Why?
This group of interviewees will be interviewed again after 10 years in 2020.