L. Ron Hubbard’s The Way to Happiness is a common sense guide to better living comprised of 21 precepts, each predicated on the fact that survival is interdependent and without universal brotherhood there is no joy and there is no happiness. In the first three decades since its authorship, almost 100 million copies of the booklet passed from hand to hand inspiring a worldwide movement. In support of that movement and proliferating the booklet ever farther is the International Way to Happiness Foundation in Glendale, California.
Here, educators, legislators, corporate executives and dignitaries learn to implement The Way to Happiness in their own respective spheres. Accordingly, those adopting the booklet in the name of harmony and better living now include organizations as diverse as the National Honduras Police, the secretary-general of the Philippine Red Cross and the Congress of Racial Equality. The Way to Happiness additionally forms the basis of a criminal reform program, likewise utilizing the works of L. Ron Hubbard and now in some 2,000 prisons in the program known as Criminon.
In illustration of the book’s precepts, a corresponding series of public service announcements have been produced, which now play daily across six continents. Further, 2009 saw the release of a feature-length Way to Happiness book-to-film available in 17 languages.