Sometimes all it takes to improve conditions in a group, community or society is knowledge of basic tools that can be used in order to bring about happiness for self and others. It follows, then, that if these basic tools exist, an individual or group can greatly aid others around them simply by sharing. One of the most incredible things about happiness is that it is highly contagious, and so when one helps others around them to be happy, they are actually making it even more possible for them to experience great happiness. This is actually the driving purpose of the Self and Social Betterment Association, to spread knowledge that can be used to help individuals, groups, communities and mankind in general live happy and better lives.
Reaching out in Lebanon
This month the Self and Social Betterment Association has been reaching out in Lebanon neighborhoods in order to enlighten more individuals in the truth about The Way to Happiness. This commonsense moral code consists of twenty-one precepts that are brilliantly simple, and yet incredibly powerful. Individuals who read this booklet are often surprised by how easily they can improve their own and others’ lives, and how taking action to improve conditions in life can also rapidly improve one’s happiness.
During October 2015, the Self and Social Betterment Association distributed approximately three hundred fifty The Way to Happiness booklets to individuals around Jditta, Bekaa, approximately two hundred fifty The Way to Happiness booklets to individuals around Jonieh, Kesrouan, held a meeting with the Zouk Mkayel Municipality in Kesrouan to explain the value of The Way to Happiness booklet and passed out twenty copies to attendees, held a meeting with the Kesrouan-Ftooh Municipalities Union in Kesrouan to explain the value of The Way to Happiness booklet and passed out twenty copies to attendees, and distributed approximately three hundred The Way to Happiness booklets to individuals around Zouk Mkayel, Kesrouan.
Everyone who received a copy of The Way to Happiness learned more about this booklet, its precepts, and the Self and Social Betterment Association, in the hopes that they too would reach out to help others around them, and in so doing, help to improve the lives and conditions of many others in Lebanon and indeed the world.