What is The Way to Happiness book?

The Way to Happinessģ book is a simple, straightforward and direct GUIDE TO GOOD CHOICES. The Way to Happiness book helps individuals make positive decisions or choices, and those decisions and choices have an effect on everyone.

The principles found in The Way to Happiness book are grounded in common sense and written for application. This book is a truly practical and modern guide that anyone can use to confidently steer their way to a happier, more successful life.

The Way To Happiness book sets a standard of conduct for the citizens of the world. This agreement then creates a civilization. A civilization is a place where individuals and groups and countries are able to get along with each other without violence and wars.

The Way to Happiness book successfully bridges cultural, language and religious barriers, and thus our campaign is comprised of volunteers and supporters from all over the world who are helping people everywhere to live happier, more successful lives and to create a safer, less violent world for all based on these common sense principles and values.

What are the subjects addressed in The Way to Happiness book?

Each chapter includes an in-depth essay that is easy to read and understand. It teaches in a way that makes sense and can give a person the values and understanding needed to make intelligent, correct decisions in life. The chapters are:

  1. Take Care of Yourself

  2. Be Temperate

  3. Donít Be Promiscuous

  4. Love and Help Children

  5. Honor and Help Your Parents

  6. Set a Good Example

  7. Seek to Live with the Truth

  8. Do Not Murder

  9. Donít Do Anything Illegal

  10. Support a Government Designed and Run For All the People

  11. Do Not Harm A Person of Goodwill

  12. Safeguard and Improve Your Environment

  13. Do Not Steal

  14. Be Worthy of Trust

  15. Fulfill Your Obligations

  16. Be Industrious

  17. Be Competent

  18. Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others

  19. Try Not to Do Things to Others That You Would Not Like Them to Do to You

  20. Try To Treat Others as You Would Want Them to Treat You

  21. Flourish and Prosper

Is The Way to Happiness a religious book?

The Way to Happiness Foundation International is a secular organization and The Way to Happiness book is not a religious book. However, many different religious groups have used The Way to Happiness book as its simple but powerful messages are compatible with and complimentary to most religions of the world.

Who is the author of the book?

The Way to Happiness book was written by L. Ron Hubbard as an individual work and is not part of any religious doctrine.
The 1970s marked a period of intensive moral decline in the West. The place of religion became increasingly restricted and moral and ethical standards were broadly challenged on many fronts. In 1980, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a public school in Kentucky could not post the 10 Commandments as to do so would violate the separation of church and state mandated by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Commenting on this and other developments of the period, Mr. Hubbard wrote, "When religion is not influential in a society or has ceased to be, the state inherits the entire burden of public morality. It then must use punishment and police. Yet this is unsuccessful as morality, not inherent in the individual, cannot be enforced with any great success."

Seeing the collapse of moral standards and reduction in influence of the institutions which historically had advanced those standards, Mr. Hubbard wrote a wholly secular and non-religious, common-sense moral code, The Way to Happiness, a booklet that can be used as a logical guide by individuals of any race or religious background to help themselves, their families and associates. With 21 fundamental precepts, fully discussed, the booklet is used by children and adults to develop moral standards based on their own reasoning and understanding of why and how those standards promote a happier life.