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Scientology Makes it Easy to be Happy

Scientology helped Norwegian Scientologist Rasmus Lossius make work and family life a pleasure. His video is one of 200 “Meet a Scientologist” videos available on the Scientology website at

The calm, friendly atmosphere in his “Meet a Scientologist” video at is characteristic of the way Rasmus C. Lossius lives his life. But before Scientology, he says he was quick-tempered and short-sighted.

“Looking back on that time I really wasn’t happy,” says the 54-year-old businessman and father of four. “I felt insecure around people. It was hard to relax or communicate—I was always tense.”

Deciding to tackle this, Lossius enrolled on a Scientology communication course at the Church of Scientology of Oslo in 1983.

“As my relationships with others improved, my understanding increased. Life became much more enjoyable,” he says. “I am interested in others, and I gained the courage to broach subjects people don’t often talk about casually. By getting people to open up, I can help them resolve problems that may have bothered them for a long time, just by listening and caring.”

An understanding of ethics and integrity gained through Scientology studies has helped Lossius and wife Kari, 48, in raising their four children.

Lossius uses Scientology principles in his work as a sales manager and in every aspect of his life.

“It wasn’t always easy for me to deal with people,” says Lossius. “From the time I was a child I was restless and quick-tempered. It got me into all kinds of difficulties at school and at work. I would react, and afterwards I regretted it.”

As a result of the Scientology spiritual counseling he has received, this is a problem of the past.

“At work, at home, if someone complains or criticizes I can understand what they are saying and respond to it without getting upset, angry or irritated,” Lossius says. “I could never do this before. It makes it so much easier to resolve matters to everyone’s satisfaction. In fact, Scientology makes it easy to be happy.”

The popular “Meet a Scientologist” profiles on the Church of Scientology International Video Channel at now total 200 broadcast-quality documentary videos featuring Scientologists from diverse locations and walks of life. The personal stories are told by Scientologists who are educators, teenagers, skydivers, a golf instructor, a hip-hop dancer, IT manager, stunt pilot, mothers, fathers, dentists, photographers, actors, musicians, fashion designers, engineers, students, business owners and more.

A digital pioneer and leader in the online religious community, in April 2008 the Church of Scientology became the first major religion to launch its own official YouTube Video Channel, which has now been viewed by millions of visitors.