The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee Brings Calm to Troubled Neighborhoods

Top Quote The Way to Happiness Association of Tennessee has long helped people by spreading calm through The Way to Happiness booklet. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) July 13, 2018 - "True joy and happiness are valuable," begins the common sense guide, The Way to Happiness, written by humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard in the early 1980s. Since then, the book has 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 works with communities and neighborhoods to spread the booklet to as many people as possible. Organizers say that when the booklet is passed from hand to hand, it is like oil spread upon a raging sea, the calm flows outward and outward.

    The Tennessee Association launched its campaign to distribute the booklet in 2009. Since that time, the group has visited local health fairs, festivals and community gatherings. It is currently planning for events throughout the summer. Recently, the organization held an event for World Environment Day with a Sustainable Living Conference, where people gathered to discuss ways to live sustainably, thus causing no harm to the environment. Coming up later this month is International Friendship Day, where people of various races, ethnicities and religions will gather to dialogue and create new friendships.

    "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.

    The Way to Happiness booklet details 21 precepts predicated on the fact that one's survival depends on the survival of others. According to, "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 three decades since it was authored, some 80 million copies of the book passed hand to hand.

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