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The Way to Happiness Inspires Personal and Community Pride

One message of The Way to Happiness is that you can influence others for the better or the worse—don’t discount the impact your actions have on others.

The Way to Happiness is a moral code based wholly on common sense. Written by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard, its purpose is to help arrest the current moral decline in society and restore integrity and trust to humankind.

The first chapter of the booklet points out: “You are important to other people. You are listened to. You can influence others.” 

Volunteers form groups to promote the booklet’s positive message. One activity that groups take part in is community cleanups, based on the precept “Safeguard and Improve Your Environment,”  which states: “Care of the planet begins in one’s own front yard.”

No matter a city’s attractions, how dynamic its history, how beautiful its boulevards and greenspaces, it is debased if its streets, landmarks and parks are strewn with cigarette butts, bottles, candy wrappers, syringes and discarded furniture or automobile parts.

Not only can neighborhood cleanups address the immediate problem, but by setting a good example they can help rebuild pride, participation and responsibility that can be felt in other aspects of community life.

Lausanne team selfie of an October 2020 cleanup

The Way to Happiness can restore honesty and self-respect on a grass-roots level, worldwide, by individuals sharing the booklet with others and so bringing about increased tolerance and understanding among families, friends, groups, communities, nations and humankind—making a safer, less violent world for all. The booklet has been distributed in 117 languages in 186 nations and territories.

A free online E-course in 17 languages covering each of the 21 precepts is available through The Way to Happiness website, which includes the text of the booklet, the feature-length The Way to Happiness book-on-film and 21 public service announcements illustrating each of the booklet’s precepts.

Churches of Scientology and Scientologists are proud to support The Way to Happiness, and sponsor local chapters of The Way to Happiness Foundation to help instill a higher level of honesty, trust and self-respect.

The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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