Taiwan: Is There a “Cure” for Urban Stress?

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Taichung help commuters cope with the pitfalls of modern lifestyles.

Is there a way to cope with the negative aspects of city life? Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Taichung believe there is —The Way to Happiness, a commonsense moral code that empowers the individual to live a happy life no matter the circumstances.

Despite enjoying one of Asia’s most affluent economies, Taiwanese feel they only enjoy a “moderate” level of happiness, according to the August 2013 national happiness index of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This suggests that urban stress may be a factor in the increasing number of the country’s citydwellers trading urban living for the slower-paced, lower-stress environment of smaller towns and villages.

Volunteers from the Church of Scientology Mission of Taichung distribute The Way to Happiness in their city’s busiest neighborhoods and business districts and at the Taichung Railway Station, a bustling hub for commuters on the country’s high-speed train system.

The Way to Happiness is a nonreligious moral code based entirely on common sense. It was written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard to provide a moral compass—a set of guidelines for a more fulfilling life.

The Way to Happiness was written in 1981. Immensely popular since its first publication, more than 109 million copies have been distributed in 111 languages in 209 countries, territories and dependencies.

The Church of Scientology and its members are proud to share the tools for happier living contained in The Way to Happiness with all who also have the goal of a better world. For more information, visit Scientology.org/TheWayToHappiness.

Scientology: How We Help—The Way to Happiness, Creating a World of Honesty, Trust & Self-Respect is one of a series of brochures published by the Church of Scientology International to meet requests for more information about the Scientology religion and its support of global humanitarian initiatives and social betterment programs.

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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