Violent crime in Nashville is nearly three times the national average according to city-data.com, causing The Way to Happiness chapter to increase its efforts and plan even further distribution and dissemination of the booklet. The Way to Happiness was written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1981 to address the decline of the society and provide a path that can be followed by any person to attain a happier, more prosperous and more fulfilling life.
And though the author is widely known for his religious writings, The Way To Happiness is secular and applicable to anyone. “Entirely nonreligious, The Way to Happiness is both unique and powerful, whether in the hands of individuals or nations,” according to scientology.org, “given by one friend or associate to another, The Way to Happiness fills a moral void in this increasingly immoral society.”
Those distributing the booklet report that when it is spread throughout communities afflicted by violence, gangs and racism, it has brought calm and peace. The booklet has been used in thousands of prisons and its message has restored self-respect among the most hardened criminals, guiding them onto the path to becoming useful and contributing members of society.
The Nashville chapter is participating in a series of events to distribute the booklet and even has planned an event to distribute over 1,700 booklets to community members. “We have to reach everyone with this message,” says Chris Hays who coordinates the Nashville chapter, “the information is invaluable and every single person deserves to have it.”
More than 100 million copies of “The Way To Happiness” have been distributed in 205 countries and territories since its initial publication in the early 1980s. To learn more about The Way to Happiness, visit thewaytohappiness.org.