The Tennessee chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation observed International Day of Happiness on March 20th by spreading its message to those who need it most.
According to NeighborhoodScout.com in 2013, Edgehill neighborhood in Nashville, Tennessee was the 18th most dangerous neighborhood in America. The website claims that a resident of the neighborhood had a 1 in 14 chance of being a victim of a crime over the period of one year. For that reason, the Tennessee chapter of The Way to Happiness decided to distribute copies of the “The Way To Happiness” booklet in the neighborhood on the United Nations International Day of Happiness.
Volunteers passed out more than 250 booklets in the heart of Edgehill, where government provides housing for a low income population. NeighborhoodScout.com also reports that, “…[Edgehill] has an income lower than 96.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.”
The Way to Happiness Foundation, based in Los Angeles with chapters across the world, was formed to forward the booklet of the same name written by L. Ron Hubbard, which details 21 precepts that are predicated on the fact that one’s survival depends on the survival of others.
According to thewaytohappiness.org, “This code of conduct can be followed by anyone, of any race, color or creed and works to restore the bonds that unite humankind.”
The Way to Happiness aims at giving people back a sense of what is right and wrong in a way that is easy to understand. In the two decades since it was authored, some 80 million copies of the book passed hand to hand. It’s been found uniformly that where this booklet is distributed en masse, the crime rate of the area plummets. For more information, visit thewaytohappiness.org.