Sanity and Greatness

Around the Planet there must be tens of thousands of people in lockdown. Emotions can run high and many will not find it easy to grant beingness to others. These words of LRH are very apt we think….

“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

And now is a good time to plan out a future for oneself, family and friends …

“There is therefore a necessity for pleasure, as happiness can be defined, for working toward known goals over not unknowable obstacles. And the necessity for pleasure is such that a great deal of pain can be borne to attain it.

Pleasure is the positive commodity. It is enjoyment of work, contemplation of deeds well done; it is a good book or a good friend; it is taking all the skin off one’s knees climbing the *Matterhorn; it is hearing the kid first say daddy; it is a brawl on the Bund at Shanghai or the whistle of amour from a doorway; it’s adventure and hope and enthusiasm and ‘someday I’ll learn to paint’; it’s eating a good meal or kissing a pretty girl or playing a stiff game of bluff on the stock exchange.

It’s what Man does that he enjoys doing; it’s what Man does that he enjoys contemplating; it’s what Man does that he enjoys remembering; and it may be just the talk of things he knows he’ll never do.” Ron Hubbard
* Matterhorn: a famous mountain peak in the Alps rising 14,692 feet (4,478 meters). It is located on the border of Switzerland and Italy. * Bund: a famous landmark in Shanghai, China, a boulevard along the Huang-p’u River lined  with parks and European-style buildings. Excerpted from the book, Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health.

This quote can be found on page 39, chapter entitled The Goal of Man

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

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