“I was having trouble in school and in getting along with other kids. I got kicked out of one school for it. Then I read The Way to Happiness book. I started talking to kids instead of fighting. I could see their point of view easier than before. I made a lot more friends and kept them. It was great!” —Scott, Age 10
“I learned to help my Mom, and I learned to share. I learned that taking other people’s things was wrong and I learned to share things with others. Sharing is cool!” —Ridgeley
“This book is very good. I learned a lot from it. For example, ‘Safeguard and Improve Your Environment’ is very important because you can help make a better world by following that precept. This book is very useful for life.” —Justine
“What I learned about The Way to Happiness is that you could become a better person, also a happier person. And also make the planet safer and cleaner.” —Jennifer
“I learned not to steal people’s things, not to kill people, not to punch people. And to not take other people’s shirts. And to not put fire on in the house.” —Anthea
“I learned how to share with other people. I learned how to help other people and I learned how to do a job on my own because of The Way to Happiness.” —Phoenix
“I learned how to be a person, and I learned how to treat others the way they want to be treated.” —Olivia
“I learned that I should be nice to people and not pick on them. I got that I shouldn’t pick on plants and pull them out of the ground. I learned not to say bad things to people and always tell the truth. I also learned not to rip other people’s things or steal other peoples’ things.” —Joshua
“I learned that you don’t have to do bad things to be cool. That I should make other friends that won’t get me into trouble. And no matter how far I go in life, there will always be good-willed people and bad-willed people, no matter what. But I can help the wrong to do right by setting up my own organization when I get older.” —Shellie
“I’m going to fifth grade. I enjoyed reading The Way to Happiness because it teaches me to be happy and not be bad to my family. My family is most important in my life.” —Angela
“After reading The Way to Happiness book I have come to the conclusion that there are three necessary items which man must have in order to obtain happiness. These three items are a good environment, a moral and ethical code, and a feeling of self-worth.” —Emily
“We need to provide the love in our homes so our cherished ones won’t have to go elsewhere to find it. The children are the future, but if we do not take care of them they may ruin their future. If every family in America took the time to love and help their children then maybe our future would be as bright as the shining stars.” —Kendra, 18 years old
“I was in a lot of trouble as a teenager. I was one of those kids namelessly referred to as the ‘problem.’ And it was true. Trouble with the law, my school, my parents. If I wasn’t destroying property, I was stealing something. And believe me, I was not doing well personally...committing crimes, [abusing] alcohol, and I was getting into drugs. My school reports contained As, but only in the word ‘absent.’ My parents left a copy of The Way to Happiness on my bed one day, and I sat down and read it. The book contained many ideas and concepts that I had always wanted to live up to, but had failed at, even some real simple ones that I thought weren’t a problem for me, such as ‘Be Worthy of Trust,’ but in fact had failed at, too. Something happened to me when I stared that cold hard fact in the face and realized I was not worthy of trust. I decided to change. I started making correct decisions in my life. I am now quite a successful actor, and composer. In fact my first International World Premiere is this August in Germany with the Brandenburg Philharmonic Orchestra. I support this program because I know if my parents hadn’t given me the book, I’d probably be in a cell right now. That’s what the book did for me, and if these concepts and the book can be gotten into the hands of others like me, I’ll back it up all the way.” —Performing Artist
“I am 21 years of age. I am a male who believes in God but who is also totally confused nonetheless. I was born in Harlem, New York, and as a result have seen so many lives wasted because of drugs, shootings and stabbings. It’s a shame to have seen so many parents hurt by their children. As a result of this environment, I matured with the desire to be different, but I never knew how or even when I knew, I never followed it. Anyway, I have searched for and read many books on life and how to change it but have had no success. I suffer a lot with myself and am often depressed, and as such I am constantly searching for new material and methods. This is where you come in. One day while riding the train, I noticed this man reading a book which I happened to glance at. It immediately caught my attention mostly because it was as if this book was addressing all of my personal questions. I then proceeded to ask the man if I could read with him and thank God he said yes. I couldn’t believe it, as I read on, this book had everything I wanted in it and more. I asked him for the title of the book, which is The Way to Happiness and the address. This book seems like it can help me live my life the way I want.” —Luis
“I received the copy of The Way to Happiness and I read it with great interest. I found it to be well written. I liked the simple text....The book will probably cause some young folk, as well as older folk, to think and maybe change their ways. Thanks for sending me a copy. I have a young grandson whom I will pass it on to.” —J.M., National Editor
“The Air Force District of Washington (AFDW) plays a very strong role in the fight against drugs in the National Capital Region (NCR). We have a substance abuse program that is presented in schools throughout Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC.
“My son was a very ill-behaved child in school and at home, and was getting very bad grades. The school psychiatrist put him on Ritalin. He never got better and never felt well from the drug. Then one day I found a Way to Happiness book at a flea market. I read it and loved it. My son started reading it every day and loved it, also. To make a long story short, my son is now 12 years old and through reading the book he decided that he was worth very much as a human being and didn’t need a drug to be good. We got the doctor to wean him off Ritalin successfully. He is now very well behaved, loves life and is getting As and Bs in school. He attributes it all to The Way to Happiness.” —Mother, Massachusetts
“I know that the common sense guidance from The Way to Happiness has provided my children with a way to handle peer pressure and other negative influences they have come in contact with. I have observed the effectiveness of the book’s messages and am so happy that I have found such a practical guide that I can use.” —T.B.
“My cousin and I were very close when I was a teenager. But she was murdered by a drug pusher. If I’d known about The Way to Happiness then, Phyllis would still be alive. While it’s too late to bring her back, I know there are a lot of other Phyllises out there. Don’t wait until it’s too late to help the people you love. I’ve seen this book turn lives around. It works!” —S.H.
“Today I told my kids about the essay contest. They are really excited about it! The kids really enjoy The Way to Happiness time that I do with them at the end of the day. It is a great sane way to end a crazy day.” —Becka
“As I read through parts of your book, I was struck by the message of honesty. I believe it is an important message for the children of today, as well as the idea of learning by lessons of the previous generation. Again, thank you for the book. And good luck in your campaign. I look forward to working with you.” —J.O.
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