“Honor and Help Your Parents,” is but one precept from the common sense guide, The Way to Happiness, but it was with this in mind, that volunteers from The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee took to the Edgehill neighborhood for a Father’s Day celebration where they distributed copies of the booklet to parents and children alike.
The Way to Happiness, which was written by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1980s, sparked a movement and has been reprinted and passed hand to hand to a wide variety of cultures and peoples.
In Tennessee, The Way to Happiness Association has been on an all-out effort to spread its message even further. The reason? Organizers for the group say where it is distributed crime rates plummet, as proven by statistics.
“This book spreads a calmness that is unparalleled by anything else. It contains common sense moral messages that anyone can agree with and apply,” says Rev. Brian Fesler, the regional coordinator for the program.
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.” In the three decades since it was authored, some 80 million copies of the book passed hand to hand.
The Tennessee Association launched its campaign in 2009. During the Father’s Day celebration, dozens of copies of the booklet were distributed. For more information, visit twthtn.org.