Nashville, TN, June 10, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- “You pick up a booklet, you read it, and you change your life around,” says Chris Hays who organizes the Nashville Chapter of The Way to Happiness Foundation. “It seems incredible, and it is – but people are able to learn the concepts of this book and apply them when they couldn’t before.”
Hays is referring to the booklet The Way to Happiness, a nonreligious moral code that is distributed across the world.
“Viewed from almost any perspective, the world today suffers from a moral and ethical crisis of epidemic proportions,” according to the website scientology.org. “Beneath society’s rampant crime and drug abuse, corporate greed, political misconduct and international conflict lie the root problems of dishonesty and immorality.”
The Way to Happiness was written by author, humanitarian and Scientology Founder L. Ron Hubbard in 1981 to address these problems and to provide a path that can be followed by any person of any background, culture or creed to attain a happier, more prosperous and more fulfilling life.
“Our plan is to distribute the booklet in areas that are most troubled,” says Hays. “There are areas in Nashville we have found to have the most incidence of crime and violence – North Nashville and specific communities in South and East Nashville. That’s where we are going to start.”
Those distributing the booklet report that when it is distributed in communities afflicted by violence, gangs and racism, it has brought calm and peace. The booklet has been used in thousands of prisons and its message has restored self-respect among the most hardened criminals, guiding them onto the path to becoming useful and contributing members of society.
More than 100 million copies have since been distributed in 205 countries and territories since its initial publication in the early 1980s. To learn more about The Way to Happiness, visit thewaytohappiness.org.