A good viewpoint to start the New Year from!
“The most valuable asset we have, actually, is our ability to understand, to do the right thing, to be kind, to be decent.
“Amongst us we have, occasionally, the feeling like life requires that we be stern; life requires that we be ornery enough and mean enough to fire him; life requires that we’ve got to tell this preclear the next time we come that she must go, she must leave, she must never darken our door again.
Life requires that. We must be stern, we must be mean, we must occasionally be ornery, and we must steel ourselves to take an unkind action. And we feel sometimes there is something wanting in us, because we refuse to take this unkind action.
We feel we are being cowardly, that we are ducking back from our responsibilities. We feel the best way to solve the thing would be to be a little bit mean about it. Get the idea?
“Well, I hate to unsettle a very stable datum, if it does unsettle it. But the only way anything ever does resolve is by letting your own kind heart reach through. That’s the only way it ever does solve.”
L. Ron Hubbard Excerpted from the lecture Attitude and Conduct of Scientology delivered on 3 November 1955.