Why I Gave You This Book
It is in your power to point the way to a less dangerous and happier life.
Take Care of Yourself
1-1. Get care when you are ill.
1-2. Keep your body clean.
1-3. Preserve your teeth.
1-4. Eat properly.
1-5. Get rest.
2-1. Do not take harmful drugs.
2-2. Do not take alcohol to excess.
Observing the points above, one becomes more physically able to enjoy life.
Don't Be Promiscuous
3-1. Be faithful to your sexual partner.
Sex is a big step on the way to happiness and joy. There is nothing wrong with it if it is followed with faithfulness and decency.
Love and Help Children
The way to happiness has on its route the loving and the helping of children from babyhood to the brink of adult life.
Honor and Help Your Parents
The way to happiness includes being on good terms with one's parents or those who brought one up.
Set a Good Example
The way to happiness requires that one set a good example for others.
Seek to Live with the Truth
7-1. Do not tell harmful lies.
7-2. Do not bear false witness.
The way to happiness lies along the road to truth.
Do Not Murder
The way to happiness does not include murdering your friends, your family, or yourself being murdered.
Don't Do Anything Illegal
The way to happiness does not include the fear of being found out.
Support a Government Designed and Run For All the People
The way to happiness is hard to travel when shadowed with the oppression of tyranny. A benign government, designed and run for all the people, has been known to smooth the way: when such occurs, it deserves support.
Unscrupulous and evil men and groups can usurp the power of government and use it to their own ends.Government organized and conducted solely for self-interested individuals and groups gives the society a short life span
Do Not Harm a Person of Good Will
The way to happiness® is far more easily followed when one supports people of good will.
Safeguard and Improve Your Environment
12-1. Be of good appearance.
12-2. Take care of your own area.
12-3. Help take care of the planet.
If others do not help safeguard and improve the environment, the way to happiness could have no roadbed to travel on at all.
Do Not Steal
The road to happiness cannot be traveled with stolen goods.
Be Worthy of Trust
14-1. Keep your word once given.
The way to happiness is much, much easier to travel with people one can trust.
Fulfill Your Obligations
The way to happiness is very hard to travel when one is burdened with the weight of obligations which one is owed or which he has not discharged.
The way to happiness® is a high road when it includes industriousness that leads to tangible production.
The way to happiness® is best traveled with competent companions.
Respect the Religious Beliefs of Others
The way to happiness® can become contentious when one fails to respect the religious beliefs of others.
Try Not to Do Things to Others That You Would Not Like Them to Do to You
The way to happiness® is closed to those who do not restrain themselves from committing harmful acts.
Try to Treat Others as You Would Want Them to Treat You
Virtues: justness, loyalty, good sportsmanship, fairness, honesty, kindness, consideration, compassion, self-control, tolerance, forgivingness, benevolence, belief, respect, politeness, dignity, admiration, friendliness, love, integrity
The way to happiness® is made much brighter by applying the precept: "Try to treat others as you would want them to treat you.
Flourish and Prosper
And that is my wish for you: flourish and prosper!
The way to happiness® is a high-speed road to those who know where the edges are.
The Way to Happiness® Foundation
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