The Way to Happiness is comprised of 21 precepts, each one predicated on the fact that one’s survival depends on the survival of all others—and that without the survival of others, no joy and no happiness are attainable.
An international network of volunteers and supporters of The Way to Happiness Foundation now spans 135 nations.
In the two decades since it was authored, some 80 million copies of the book passed hand to hand, inspiring a movement the likes of which this world has never seen. But as there was still so much more the book could accomplish, 2003 saw the inauguration of The Way to Happiness Foundation International headquarters in Glendale, California.
Here educators, corporate executives, legislators and dignitaries learn how to implement The Way to Happiness to the benefit of their communities, businesses and nations. To meet the ever-increasing demand, the headquarters’ print-on-demand facility allows books to be printed in any quantity and in more than 90 languages.
To illustrate the books’ precepts, the Church of Scientology further sponsored the production and airing of dramatic film representations of the book. These films are presented in the spirit of the book itself, which is a road map to a happier life through values of compassion and caring that every member of a civilised society holds dear. Additionally distributed internationally and made available by request are the Educator’s Guide and materials to supplement the use of the films in a classroom environment.
Presently, 21 The Way to Happiness public service announcements air daily on a variety of media ranging from city buses in Chicago to Samoan rugby matches, Central American food courts and television stations on all seven continents.
An international network of volunteers and supporters of The Way to Happiness Foundation now spans 135 nations. Moreover, representatives from groups dedicated to improving moral standards continue to adopt this book for their own use—organisations as diverse as the National Honduras Police, Secretary General of the Philippine Red Cross and the California State Chairman of the Congress on Racial Equality have taken up and now distribute personalised copies of the book. As a further example of the far-reaching use of this book, the National Police of Colombia now use The Way to Happiness book in training their entire force and broadly distribute it to Colombian citizens.