At dinner the other night in a local restaurant and sitting next to us was a family of four, father, mother and teen son and daughter. During the approximately forty five minutes we were there we heard none of them speak, other than to order their food and drinks. All four had cellphones; no one spoke on their phones but were busy texting and reading. They might have been texting other for all we know!
This is a very sad reflection of current day family and social communication. Anywhere you go people are interiorized into their cell phones, and at home it is the TV and computer, usually computer games for the younger generation.
Here is an extract from an article written by a Melissa Nilles – University of California:
“Little by little, Internet and mobile technology seems to be subtly destroying the meaningfulness of interactions we have with others, disconnecting us from the world around us, and leading to an imminent sense of isolation in today’s society. Instead of spending time in person with friends, we just call, text or instant message them. It may seem simpler, but we ultimately end up seeing our friends face to face a lot less. Ten texts can’t even begin to equal an hour spent chatting with a friend over lunch. And a smiley-face emoticon is cute, but it could never replace the ear-splitting grin and smiling eyes of one of your best friends. Face time is important, people. We need to see each other”.
We need to start at the earliest possible age with children and communication in order to change conditions in life. Listen to what children tell you about their lives. Work towards people talking to people, not electronics!
“The attitude of a child toward the adult contains the opinion that adults have very little Life in them. A child, with his enthusiasms, is in his family everywhere surrounded by communication blocks of greater or lesser magnitude. His questions do not get answers. The communications which are addressed to him are not posed in a way which can be duplicated. In other words, the adult does not make himself duplicatable. Freud and his confreres (A fellow member of a profession) were entirely in error in believing the child is totally self-centered. It is not the child who is totally self-centered. He believes he is in communication with the total world.”
LRH, Dianetics 55, Chapter VIII
As the citizens of the World go more and more out of communication with each other and others, it is vital that those who can communicate do communicate and make that small effort to change Entheta into Theta. Communication is a wonderful tool to accomplish this.
“… this is the basic law of the contagion of aberration. Entheta (means enturbulated theta (thought or life); especially refers to communications, which, based on lies and confusions, are slanderous, choppy or destructive in an attempt to overwhelm or suppress a person or group) enturbulate theta. Misemotion will change emotion into misemotion. Poor communication will change good communication into poor communication. Poor reality will change good reality into poor reality. The engrams in a case enturbulate theta into the entheta of secondaries and locks.”
Quote from LRH book “Science of Survival”, Book Two, Chapter One (pages 208-209)