Greatness – What is it?

In this day and age there appears to be no shortage of HATE around! The news channels are regularly relating stories of Hate Crimes, Hate Speech and so on. It is important that we, using our Philosophy, take the High Road! (To behave in a moral way when other people are not behaving morally),

As Ron says…

“The hardest task one can have is to continue to love his fellows despite all reasons he should not.

“And the true sign of sanity and greatness is to so continue.

“For the one who can achieve this, there is abundant hope.

“For those who cannot, there is only sorrow, hatred and despair.  And these are not the things of which greatness or sanity or happiness are made.

“A primary trap is to succumb to invitations to hate.

“There are those who appoint one their executioners.  Sometimes for the sake of safety of others it is necessary to act.  But it is not necessary also to hate them.

“To do one’s task without becoming furious at others who seek to prevent one is a mark of greatness — and sanity.  And only then can one be happy.”
LRH, New Slant on Life [1965], page 139

“The real lesson is to learn to love.
“He who would walk scatheless through his days must learn this.
“Never use what is done to one as a basis for hatred. Never desire revenge.
“It requires real strength to love man. And to love him despite all invitations to do otherwise, all provocations and all reasons why one should not.
“Happiness and strength endure only in the absence of hate. To hate alone is the road to disaster. To love is the road to strength. To love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. And may very well be the greatest secret in this universe.”
L. Ron Hubbard – From What is Greatness? from Technical Volume VIII page 27.

Also…

“The freedom of an individual depends upon that individual’s freedom to alter his considerations of space, energy, time and forms of life, and his roles in it. If he cannot change his mind about these, he is then fixed and enslaved amidst barriers such as those of the physical universe and barriers of his own creation. Man thus is seen to be enslaved by barriers of his own creation. He creates these barriers himself or by agreeing with things which hold these barriers to be actual.”

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