HAPPINESS: SOMETHING WORTH SHARING
Volunteers from the Way to Happiness groups in Spain reach out to their communities to improve the quality of life.
On International Day of Happiness, volunteers from the Way to Happiness groups in Spain joined like-minded people the world over who marked the day by sharing this booklet in their neighborhoods and the busy streets of their cities.
They encouraged those they shared the booklet with to give copies to friends whose happiness is important to them. And they invited them to take a free online course on the Way to Happiness Foundation website.
“True joy and happiness are valuable,” begins The Way to Happiness, a common sense guide to better living, written by author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard in 1981. Some 200 years earlier, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence including the pursuit of happiness as an unalienable right. And in 2011, the UN General Assembly echoed these concepts by adopting a resolution recognizing happiness as a “fundamental human goal.”
But is there a way to achieve happiness—a tool by which anyone may guarantee or improve his or her chances of benefiting from this cherished state? That is the purpose of The Way to Happiness and the reason the booklet has inspired an international movement.
“Happiness lies in engaging in worthwhile activities,” wrote Mr. Hubbard in the Epilogue of The Way to Happiness, a book containing 21 basic principles or precepts. These “point the way to a less dangerous and happier life.”