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About The Way to Happiness program and examples such as at Mount Vernon High School where Dr. Jay Spina put on the program and the school's violence rate saw a sharp and immediate decline.

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  1. 1. ®The Way to Happiness A GLOBAL CAMPAIGN TO RESTORE BASIC COMMON-SENSE VALUES
  2. 2. ® Why The Way to Happiness? The decay of basic values is more visible today than ever. The blunt truth is that our social fabric is being destroyed by crime, dishonesty, promiscuity and greed. As a result our children are growing up in a world that is increasingly dangerous and threatening.2 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  3. 3. ® Facts & Figures Read these facts and figures: • America has the highest rate of incarceration on Earth, with one out of every 133 people in jail— over 2.3 million people. • The estimated cost of employee fraud is $400 billion annually.3 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  4. 4. ® Why The Way to Happiness? • More than 66% of all companies report being victims of corporation crime. • In fact, per a global study, in 85% of the cases, theft is not committed by customers, but by the employees. • Over a third of all companies declaring bankruptcy cited that they were “stolen out of business” by their own employees.4 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  5. 5. ® Why The Way to Happiness? • 70% of youth admit to cheating on exams. • 33% report instances of bullying at school. • 42% (ages 10-17) have viewed pornography online. • 17% carry weapons to school (knives, guns, clubs). • 750,000 teen pregnancies occur each year in the US alone.5 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  6. 6. ® Why The Way to Happiness? • Total spending on pornography worldwide was over $97 billion in 2006—over $265 million per day. The above facts are the reasons why The Way to Happiness needs to get out everywhere, right now.6 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  7. 7. ® Why The Way to Happiness? As the author of The Way to Happiness, L. Ron Hubbard, states: “With The Way to Happiness you can, factually, change all this. All you have to do is keep that booklet flowing in the society. Like gentle oil spread upon the raging sea, the calm will flow outward and outward.”7 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  8. 8. ® What is The Way to Happiness? The Way to Happiness book is not religious and is a common sense guide to a happier, more successful life.8 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  9. 9. ® What is The Way to Happiness? It includes 21 concepts for daily living that have relevance for anyone, regardless of race, creed or ethnic background.9 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  10. 10. ® What is The Way to Happiness? These concepts are practical tools that an individual can use to guide his or her own life—and to deal with the dishonesty or misconduct of others.10 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  11. 11. ® What is The Way to Happiness? The power of The Way to Happiness lies in the simplicity of its use. One simply gives the book out to people who potentially have an effect on one’s life, whether they are family, friends, neighbors, associates, customers or simply people who live in the same community, city or nation.11 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  12. 12. ® What is The Way to Happiness? The Way to Happiness has been used successfully in a wide variety of settings, to: • improve honesty, trust & competence • increase tolerance & reduce violence • combat drug abuse & juvenile delinquency12 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  13. 13. ® The Way to Happiness: Changing Conditions On the following pages are some examples of ways The Way to Happiness has been used to change and improve conditions in communities.13 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  14. 14. ® Colombia, South America In Colombia, Colonel Ricardo Prado of the National Police has utilized The Way to Happiness booklet for several years in both training their entire force and broadly distributing it to Colombian citizens.14 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  15. 15. ® Colombia, South America Under Colonel Prado’s leadership, Colombian police have delivered The Way to Happiness seminars to hundreds of thousands of school children and distributed booklets to 20 percent of the population.15 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  16. 16. ® Colombia, South America The results can be seen in the changing crime statistics: • 90% drop in the kidnapping rate • over 50% drop in the murder rate • over 40% drop in overall violent crime16 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  17. 17. ® Colombia, South America In Cartegena, Colombia, the distribution of hundreds of thousands of The Way to Happiness booklet was followed by significant drops in crime rate. The overall homicide rate dropped to its lowest in 22 years. Cartegena, Colombia is now touted as one of the safest cities in South America.17 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  18. 18. ® Colombia, South America The end result is what has been called the “Colombian Miracle”—for not only did crime rates drop by 50 percent nationwide, but Colombian tourism increased eight times more than that of other Latin American nations.18 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  19. 19. ® Los Angeles California Emmy-award winning actress Nancy Cartwright is internationally known as the voice of Bart Simpson on the Simpsons cartoon series. Through the nonprofit organization she co-founded, “Happy House,” Nancy sponsored the distribution of one million copies of The Way to Happiness to a high crime-rate section of Greater Los Angeles.19 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  20. 20. ® Los Angeles, California Nancy says, “With vandalism, gang fights, shootings and other crimes committed daily in our own backyards, it was clear that something needed to be done about it.... We did some of our own research and found out that the areas of Chatsworth, Canoga Park and Northridge are three of the most-highly condensed areas of crime in the Valley.. We felt that this was a perfect region to get out The Way to Happiness.”20 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  21. 21. ® Los Angeles, California The booklets were mailed into the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles (including Chatsworth, Canoga Park and Northridge). This area has a population of 1.76 million and one of highest crime rates in Greater L.A. Just months later after the mailing, the Los Angeles Daily News reported a 40% drop in the homicide rate and the safest summer since 1967.21 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  22. 22. ® Middletown, New York Mount Vernon High School in Middletown, NY, has had serious trouble with violence and murders. This is a school that averaged 1-2 murders per month in the area surrounding and related to the school, and 2-3 gang and other fights per day.22 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  23. 23. ® Middletown, New York A local businessman decided he wanted to do something about it and he sponsored a The Way to Happiness Youth Campaign in the school.23 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  24. 24. ® Middletown, New York They held an all-school assembly for 2,000 students and showed them the 21 filmed Public Service Announcements for The Way to Happiness. Each student got a copy of The Way to Happiness booklet as well.24 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  25. 25. ® Middletown, New York Then for the rest of the day they delivered short seminars to teachers and students on the concepts found in the The Way to Happiness.25 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  26. 26. ® Middletown, New York The immediate results were that for two weeks following the introductory session, there were NO fights in the school and for two months NO murders in the area. Teachers there told The Way to Happiness group that they are welcome to come back any time.26 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  27. 27. ® Missouri, United States One of the most comprehensive The Way to Happiness Campaigns is getting The Way to Happiness DVD (book on film) into every school in the world. Missouri was one of the first U.S. states to complete this target, with two copies in every school.27 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  28. 28. ® Missouri, United States There are 2,000 schools in the state of Missouri. During the 2009-2010 school year, 84 schools reported a total of 516 violations (serious crimes committed in the school that must be reported to the police).28 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  29. 29. ® Missouri, United States All 2,000 schools were then provided with 2 copies of The Way to Happiness DVD, one to the principal and one to the head counselor.29 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  30. 30. ® Missouri, United States By the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the Department of Education for the State of Missouri reported that violations for the entire year had dropped to 31 schools reporting a total of 190 violations. This was a 63% decrease in violations. 30 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  31. 31. ® Karachi, Pakistan The police force in Karachi, Pakistan was previously known to be widely affected by corruption and its statistics on reducing crime were abysmal. A The Way to Happiness Group in Karachi, Pakistan, decided to do something about it. They trained thousands of the police on The Way to Happiness.31 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  32. 32. ® Karachi, Pakistan The police officers began to apply the principles of this booklet at once and experienced tremendous efficiency and performance while at the same time observing a significant decrease in crime in their area.32 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  33. 33. ® Karachi, Pakistan As a result the following Letter of Appreciation was presented to the Executive Director for The Way to Happiness Karachi by the Deputy Inspector General of Police Training.33 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  34. 34. ® Vancouver Winter Olympics During the Winter Olympics in 2010, The Way to Happiness Vancouver Team distributed 75,000 booklets in the streets of Vancouver around the Olympic stadiums. 34 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  35. 35. ® Vancouver Winter Olympics “Mysteriously” the crime rate dropped drastically. Here is what the Vancouver newspaper, National Post had to report: “The latest figures show property crime is down nearly 40%; theft from vehicles is down nearly 60% and violent crime is down 23%. So what accounts for the trend? Sure, it could be the 7,000 extra officers patrolling the streets of the Olympic city. Or it could be that the criminals are all at home, glued to the television as they watch those wacky Norwegians in their awesome curling pants.”35 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  36. 36. ® t, Mexico Drug War Zone Juarez, Mexico has the highest homicide rate of any city in the world. Juarez borders El Paso, Texas in the United States and is reportedly the entrance point for 60% of the drug traffic entering the US from Mexico.36 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  37. 37. ® Juarez, Mexico: Drug War Zone A The Way to Happiness Group decided to do something about it. They approached a local TV station, Channel 44, about promoting The Way to Happiness on the air. After seeing what The Way to Happiness was all about, they decided to run a campaign promoting it on the air daily. Channel 44 began distributing the booklets to viewers who called in to the station.37 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  38. 38. ® Juarez, Mexico: Drug War Zone With the overwhelming positive results from the campaign, Channel 44 met with the Juarez Water Company, who decided to join in on the campaign. 500,000 The Way to Happiness booklets were provided and they began delivering the booklet along with the monthly water bill.38 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  39. 39. ® Juarez, Mexico: Drug War Zone It didn’t stop there, as The Way to Happiness Group began delivering seminars to key groups in the city: • City police • Teachers in 90 schools • Staff & inmates of the state prisons • Local businesses people A total of 288 workshops and lectures have been delivered to 639 people with 56,140 books distributed at these activities.39 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  40. 40. ® Juarez, Mexico: Drug War Zone To date over 180,000 books have been distributed in Juarez and as a result the homicide rate has steadily declined. Channel 44 reported a drop from 345 homicides in October 2010 to 180 in March 2011. 40 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  41. 41. ® The Way to Happiness: Your Help is Needed Results like these can be obtained in any community on earth. Needed are simply the funds to produce and distribute the booklets. Donate toward the broad- scale distribution of The Way to Happiness in the troubled community of your choice today!41 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.
  42. 42. ® The Way to Happiness Foundation International 201 E. Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205 USA P hone: 800-255-7906 or 818-254-0600 Fax: 818-254-0555 E-mail: info@twth.org www.thewaytohappiness.org © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved. Grateful acknowledgment is made to L. Ron Hubbard Library for permission to reproduce a selection from the copyrighted works of L. Ron Hubbard. The Way to Happiness and the “Road Sun” design are trademarks owned by L. Ron Hubbard Library in the USA and in other countries (trademark registrations pending) and are used with its permission.42 © 2012 ABLE International. All Rights Reserved.

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