THE WAY TO HAPPINESS:
L. Ron Hubbard's The Way to Happiness is comprised of 21 precepts, each one predicated on the fact that one’s survival depends on the survival of all others—and that without the survival of others, no joy and no happiness are attainable.
In the decades since it was authored, some 85 million copies of the booklet have passed hand to hand, inspiring a movement the likes of which this world has never seen. But with so much more the booklet could accomplish, in 2003 Mr. David Miscavige spearheaded establishment of The Way to Happiness Foundation International headquarters in Glendale, California.
Here, educators, corporate executives, legislators and dignitaries learn how to implement The Way to Happiness to the benefit of their communities, businesses and nations, while to meet the ever-increasing demand, the headquarters’ print-on-demand facility allows booklets to be printed in any quantity and in any of 95 languages.
In illustration of the book’s precepts, the Church of Scientology first sponsored the production and airing of a corresponding series of public service announcements. These videos are presented in the spirit of the booklet itself, which is a roadmap to a happier life through values of compassion and caring that every member of a civilized society holds dear. Additionally distributed internationally and made available by request are the teacher’s guide and educator materials to supplement the use of the informational videos in a classroom environment.
Next came production of a feature-length film based on the unabridged The Way to Happiness book. Depicting all 21 precepts in a feature film, the precepts come alive and incisively convey the meaning of the book and the vital importance of morals to not only one’s own life but to others with whom one coexists.
Today, the 21 Public Service Announcements depicting The Way to Happiness precepts air daily on a variety of media ranging from city buses in Chicago to Samoan rugby matches, Central American food courts and television stations on every continent.
An international network of volunteers and supporters of The Way to Happiness Foundation now spans 135 nations. Moreover, representatives from groups dedicated to improving moral standards continue to adopt this booklet for their own use.
Organizations and individuals as diverse as the National Honduras Police, Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross and the California State Chairman of the Congress on Racial Equality now distribute personalized copies of the booklet. As a further example of the far-reaching use of this booklet, the National Police of Colombia now utilize The Way to Happiness booklet in training their entire force and broadly distribute copies to Colombian citizens.